Panoply means a large and impressive range of things.
The noun panoply is defined as an impressive, magnificent and wide-ranging display.
This late 16th-century term has military connections as it was originally used to refer to a complete suit of armour. The word was used more generally to describe a protective covering. It originates from the French ‘panoplie’ and the Latin ‘panoplia’, meaning ‘full armour’.
The word was used recently in a Telegraph article about the return of the 1990s TV drama Twin Peaks: “Flitting between genres, it drew from a peculiar panoply of styles, from daytime melodrama to Fifties nostalgia, metaphysical horror to mind-melting surrealism, all the while probing into the darkest corners of the human psyche.”
a large and impressive range of things
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