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dress rehearsal

noun

: 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

1828

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