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repertory

play
noun rep·er·to·ry \ˈre-pə(r)-ˌtȯr-ē\

Simple Definition of repertory

  • : an organized group of actors that performs many kinds of plays with each play being performed for only a short time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of repertory

plural repertories

  1. 1 :  a place where something may be found :  repository

  2. 2 a :  repertoire b :  a company that presents several different plays, operas, or pieces usually alternately in the course of a season at one theater c :  a theater housing such a company

  3. 3 :  the production and presentation of plays by a repertory company <acting in repertory>

Examples of repertory in a sentence

  1. She acted in repertory for many years.



Origin of repertory

Late Latin repertorium list, from Latin reperire to find, from re- + parere to produce — more at pare


First Known Use: 1593

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repertory

play
noun rep·er·to·ry \ˈre-pər-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of repertory for Students

plural repertories




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