Simple Definition of dress rehearsal
: the final practice of a play that is done with all the costumes, scenery, etc., that will be used in the first real performance before an audience
Full Definition of dress rehearsal
1 : a full rehearsal (as of a play) in costume and with stage properties shortly before the first performance
2 : a practice exercise for something to come : dry run
First Known Use of dress rehearsal
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