Meaning of “dress rehearsal” in the English Dictionary

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"dress rehearsal" in British English

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dress rehearsalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdres rɪˌhɜː.səl/ us /ˈdres rɪˌhɝː.səl/

the last time a theatre work is practised before the real performance, when it is performed with the clothes, stage, and lighting exactly as they will be for the real performance

(Definition of “dress rehearsal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)