dress rehearsal


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

Examples of dress rehearsal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The excitement at the promise of its return was on display at an inaugural dress rehearsal earlier this month as the orchestra prepared to give a special series of concerts for emergency medical workers. Adam Nagourney, New York Times, 28 May 2021 Igneczi said before the final dress rehearsal at the Coppell Senior Center. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 11 June 2021 Following a successful repair, the team plans to conduct the Green Run wet dress rehearsal and hot-fire testing before the end of the year. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 13 Nov. 2020 Fallon also aired a clip from the SNL dress rehearsal to show the world how the dance should have gone, including the star spinning on the stripper pole by his legs. Nick Romano, EW.com, 25 May 2021 While most of Greater Cincinnati starts this Friday, Simpson's Middies will try a dress rehearsal intra-squad scrimmage at Barnitz Stadium. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 25 Aug. 2020 James and Anthony Davis got a taste of action, their final dress rehearsal before the Lakers play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night in the NBA’s play-in tournament between the seventh- and eight-seeded teams at Staples Center. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2021 The Thai New Year period this month was supposed to be a dress rehearsal for Phuket’s revival. New York Times, 25 Apr. 2021 Blue Origin tested its New Shepard capsule on April 14 in a dress rehearsal using four company executives to stand in for future customers. Eric Niiler, Wired, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of dress rehearsal

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Jul 2021

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“Dress rehearsal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dress%20rehearsal. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners 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

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