Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

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

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dress rehearsal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 5, 2016

bread traditionally eaten on Shabbat

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez duvet spindrift kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ