dress rehearsal

noun

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 For many athletes, Doha 2019 was a dress rehearsal for the expected heat at Tokyo 2020. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 10 Mar. 2021 The Artemis rocket will go through its next attempt of the wet dress rehearsal no earlier than June 19. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 27 May 2022 The rocket stack made a couple of trips to the launchpad in March and June for the wet dress rehearsal, a test that simulated every step of launch without liftoff. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 17 Aug. 2022 Another tradition that’s returning: the night-before dress rehearsal, which is also open to the public. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 30 June 2022 That rocket exploded in March 2020 during a wet dress rehearsal test on the launch pad. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 5 Aug. 2022 At the dress rehearsal for the Tonys, Jackson ping-ponged into a gauntlet of theatrical heroes. Christopher Wallenberg, BostonGlobe.com, 23 June 2022 As the music director emphasized in a dress rehearsal, not only do other characters swiftly come to Ulrica’s defense, but the line is crucial to the opera’s context. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 24 June 2022 Days before, Imagineers hosted a kind of dress rehearsal, inviting Instagram and TikTok influencers, as well as journalists, to participate. Neima Jahromi, The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dress rehearsal

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Sep 2022

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“Dress rehearsal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dress%20rehearsal. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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