noun \ˈre-pə(r)-ˌtwär\

: all the plays, songs, dances, etc., that a performer or group of performers knows and can perform

: all the things that a person is able to do

Full Definition of REPERTOIRE

a :  a list or supply of dramas, operas, pieces, or parts that a company or person is prepared to perform
b :  a supply of skills, devices, or expedients <part of the repertoire of a quarterback>; broadly :  amount, supply <an endless repertoire of summer clothes>
c :  a list or supply of capabilities <the instruction repertoire of a computer>
a :  the complete list or supply of dramas, operas, or musical works available for performance <our modern orchestral repertoire>
b :  the complete list or supply of skills, devices, or ingredients used in a particular field, occupation, or practice <the repertoire of literary criticism>

Examples of REPERTOIRE

  1. The band's repertoire includes both classic and modern jazz.
  2. He has a limited repertoire when it comes to cooking.
  3. In later years, he sang in English and expanded his repertoire to include rhythm and blues, rock and even skiffle music. —John Swenson, Rolling Stone, 14 Oct. 1993


French répertoire, from Late Latin repertorium (see repertory)
First Known Use: 1847

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany


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