Word of the Day : September 11, 2019
repertoire \REP-er-twahr\ noun
1 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; broadly : amount, supply
c : a list or supply of capabilities
2 a : the complete list or supply of dramas, operas, or musical works available for performance
b : the complete list or supply of skills, devices, or ingredients used in a particular field, occupation, or practice
Did You Know?
The Late Latin noun repertorium, meaning "list," has given us two words that can be used to speak of the broad range of things that someone or something can do. One is repertory, perhaps most commonly known as a word for a company that presents several different plays, operas, or other works at one theater, or the theater where such works are performed. Repertoire, which comes from repertorium via French, once meant the same thing as repertory but later came to refer to the range of skills that a person has, such as the different pitches a baseball pitcher can throw or the particular dishes that are a chef's specialty.
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