[ rep-er-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈrɛp ərˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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noun, plural rep·er·to·ries.
a type of theatrical presentation in which a company presents several works regularly or in alternate sequence in one season.
Also called repertory theater, repertory company . a theatrical company that presents productions in this manner.
a store or stock of things available.
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Origin of repertory
OTHER WORDS FROM repertoryrep·er·to·ri·al, adjective
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How to use repertory in a sentence
They allow these performers to add new material in a classical style to their repertories, music with plenty of melody and, because of the jazz element, a new kind of sound.Claude Bolling, French pianist who melded jazz and classical music, dies at 90|Emily Langer|January 1, 2021|Washington Post
By the time he was in his late teens, he had written half a dozen operas, two of which are still part of the extended repertory.The astounding brilliance and abiding joy of Mozart|Tim Page|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for repertory
/ (ˈrɛpətərɪ, -trɪ) /
noun plural -ries
the entire stock of things available in a field or of a kind; repertoire
a building or place where a stock of things is kept; repository
short for repertory company
Derived forms of repertoryrepertorial, adjective
Word Origin for repertory
C16: from Late Latin repertōrium storehouse, from Latin reperīre to obtain, from re- + parere to bring forth
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