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rehearsal

noun re·hears·al \ri-ˈhər-səl\

: an event at which a person or group practices an activity (such as singing, dancing, or acting) in order to prepare for a public performance

Full Definition of REHEARSAL

1
:  something recounted or told again :  recital
2
a :  a private performance or practice session preparatory to a public appearance
b :  a practice exercise :  trial
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Examples of REHEARSAL

  1. She was 15 minutes late to rehearsal.
  2. There are only three more rehearsals before the concert.

First Known Use of REHEARSAL

14th century

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Rhymes with REHEARSAL

REHEARSAL Defined for Kids

rehearsal

noun re·hears·al \ri-ˈhər-səl\

Definition of REHEARSAL for Kids

:  a private performance or practice session in preparation for a public appearance
Medical Dictionary

rehearsal

noun re·hears·al \ri-ˈhər-səl\

Medical Definition of REHEARSAL

1
:  a method for improving memory by mentally or verbally repeating over and over the information to be remembered
2
:  the repeated mental review of a desired action or behavioral response <preoperative rehearsal of coping imagery to reduce anxiety>

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