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[rep-er-twahr, -twawr, rep-uh-] /ˈrɛp ərˌtwɑr, -ˌtwɔr, ˈrɛp ə-/
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.
Origin of repertoire
1840-50; < French < Late Latin repertōrium catalogue, inventory. See repertory Unabridged
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  • And your heart can really get pumping on some of the fast hulas that remain staples in the repertoire.
  • Musicologists showed interest, although the band's sprawling repertoire and tendency to improvise posed a significant challenge.
  • The basis of any singer's repertoire is the stock of great popular songs known as standards.
  • Radio stations blare an impressive repertoire of catchy revolutionary tunes.
  • The iBar is an essential addition to any lush's repertoire that may already include beer robots and wine braziers.
  • It's great fun, and an excellent addition to your game night repertoire.
  • But one group of seismologists has flipped things around to harvest an extensive repertoire of fin whale songs.
  • Strangely, this repertoire of upside-down locomotion may have evolved twice in sloths.
  • Plus, there are plenty of helpful tips that you can add to your repertoire and that will help you become a better builder.
  • In time, many of the country's unique regional forms would include the corrido as standard repertoire.
British Dictionary definitions for repertoire


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 kind: the 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
C19: from French, from Late Latin repertōrium inventory; see repertory
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Word Origin and History for repertoire

"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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