re·​gis·​seur ˌrā-zhi-ˈsər How to pronounce regisseur (audio)
variants or régisseur
: a director responsible for staging a theatrical work (such as a ballet)

Examples of regisseur in a Sentence

the ballet company's new regisseur plans to put a more modern spin on The Nutcracker

Word History


French régisseur, from régir to direct, from Old French regir, reger, Latin regere to rule

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of regisseur was in 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Regisseur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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