rehearsal

noun re·hears·al \ ri-ˈhər-səl \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

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

Examples of rehearsal in a Sentence

  1. She was 15 minutes late to rehearsal.

  2. There are only three more rehearsals before the concert.

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First Known Use of rehearsal

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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rehearsal Synonyms

Synonyms

dry run, practice (also practise), trial;

Other Performing Arts Terms



REHEARSAL Defined for English Language Learners

rehearsal

Definition of rehearsal for English Language Learners

  • : 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


REHEARSAL Defined for Kids

rehearsal

noun re·hears·al \ ri-ˈhər-səl \

Definition of rehearsal for Students

: 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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