Meaning of “dress rehearsal” in the English Dictionary

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"dress rehearsal" in English

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dress rehearsalnoun [ C ]

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

Examples from literature

  • A pleasing scene took place at the last dress rehearsal. 
  • Dress rehearsals are absolutely necessary. 
  • In schools, an audience at the dress rehearsal is usually a help to the amateur performers. 
  • The dress rehearsal for "As You Like It" was over. 
  • The last time I conversed with him was at the dress rehearsal of a comedy. 

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