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dress rehearsal

noun

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dress rehearsal

  1. 1 :  a full rehearsal (as of a play) in costume and with stage properties shortly before the first performance

  2. 2 :  a practice exercise for something to come :  dry run

1828

First Known Use of dress rehearsal

1828

Rhymes with dress rehearsal


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