Definition of repertoire in English:

repertoire

Syllabification: rep·er·toire
Pronunciation: /ˈrepə(r)ˌtwär
 
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noun

  • 1A stock of plays, dances, or pieces that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform.
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    • He accompanied one of the dances, and his repertoire of bagpipe tunes is extensive.
    • This highly respected modern troupe danced an art-conscious repertoire in Chicago and during a Midwestern tour.
    • But to a dance aficionado, the repertoire presented by the popular troupe is inconsistent.
    Synonyms
    collection, stock, range, repertory, reserve, store, repository, supply
  • 1.1The whole body of items that are regularly performed: the mainstream concert repertoire
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    • How does one begin to approach teaching these pianistic pillars upon which the entire body of piano repertoire is built?
    • By age 19, she had begun concertizing in Prague, performing the standard repertoire, as well as Schoenberg and Busoni.
    • The course covers a wide range of repertoire, including mainstream orchestral and concerto repertoire, as well as more contemporary music.
  • 1.2A stock of skills or types of behavior that a person habitually uses: his repertoire of threats, stares, and denigratory gestures
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    • The analysis will now turn to aspects of company recruitment, training practices and skill repertoires for managerial and technical/engineering groups in an attempt to assess the direction of the new enterprises.
    • Goffman successfully shows that all members of society employ complex repertoires of interaction skills to control and sustain ongoing social relations.
    • There will be a focus on training practices, skill repertoires and recruitment for managerial, technical and engineering groups.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French répertoire, from late Latin repertorium (see repertory).

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