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régisseur

[ rey-zhuh-sur; French rey-zhee-sœr ]
/ ˌreɪ ʒəˈsɜr; French reɪ ʒiˈsœr /
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noun, plural ré·gis·seurs [rey-zhuh-surz; French rey-zhee-sœr]. /ˌreɪ ʒəˈsɜrz; French reɪ ʒiˈsœr/.
someone responsible for the staging of a theatrical work, especially of a ballet; director.
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Origin of régisseur

<French: manager, agent, steward, equivalent to régiss-, long stem of régir to govern, manage (Middle French ≪ Latin regere;see regent) + -eur-eur
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How to use régisseur in a sentence

  • At every line the Herr Regisseur would thunder forth criticisms in his great, vibrant voice.

  • When I had finished, Herr Regisseur laid the book down on the table, leaned back in his chair, and laughed.

British Dictionary definitions for régisseur

régisseur
/ French (reʒisœr) /

noun
an official in a dance company with varying duties, usually including directing productions

Word Origin for régisseur

from régir to manage
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