repertoire

or rép·er·toire

[ rep-er-twahr, -twawr, rep-uh- ]
/ ˈrɛp ərˌtwɑr, -ˌtwɔr, ˈrɛp ə- /

noun

the list of dramas, operas, parts, pieces, etc., that a company, actor, singer, or the like, is prepared to perform.
the entire stock of works existing in a particular artistic field: A new play has been added to the theatrical repertoire.
the entire stock of skills, techniques, or devices used in a particular field or occupation: a magician's repertoire.

Nearby words

  1. repeople,
  2. repercussion,
  3. repercussive,
  4. reperepe,
  5. reperforator,
  6. repertory,
  7. repertory company,
  8. repertory society,
  9. repertory theater,
  10. repetend

Origin of repertoire

1840–50; < French < Late Latin repertōrium catalogue, inventory. See repertory

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British Dictionary definitions for repertoire

repertoire

/ (ˈrɛpəˌtwɑː) /

noun

all the plays, songs, operas, or other works collectively that a company, actor, singer, dancer, etc, has prepared and is competent to perform
the entire stock of things available in a field or of a kindthe comedian's repertoire of jokes was becoming stale
in repertoire denoting the performance of two or more plays, ballets, etc, by the same company in the same venue on different evenings over a period of time``Nutcracker'' returns to Covent Garden over Christmas in repertoire with ``Giselle''

Word Origin for repertoire

C19: from French, from Late Latin repertōrium inventory; see repertory

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Word Origin and History for repertoire

repertoire

n.

"a stock of plays, songs, etc., which a performer or company has studied and is ready to perform," 1847, from French répertoire, literally "index, list" (14c.), from Late Latin repertorium "inventory" (see repertory).

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