dress rehearsal

noun

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


DRESS REHEARSAL Defined for English Language Learners

dress rehearsal

noun

Definition of dress rehearsal for English Language Learners

  • : 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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