dress rehearsal

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dress rehearsal

A full, uninterrupted rehearsal of a play with costumes and stage props.

dress rehearsal

1. (Theatre) the last complete rehearsal of a play or other work, using costumes, scenery, lighting, etc, as for the first night
2. any full-scale practice

dress′ rehears′al

a rehearsal of a play, etc., using costumes, scenery, properties, and lights as for a performance.
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Noun1.dress rehearsal - a full uninterrupted rehearsal in costumes shortly before the first performance
dry run, rehearsal - a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert); "he missed too many rehearsals"; "a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding"
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dress rehearsal

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(dres) verb
1. to put clothes or a covering on. We dressed in a hurry and my wife dressed the children.
2. to prepare (food etc) to be eaten. She dressed a salad.
3. to treat and bandage (wounds). He was sent home from hospital after his burns had been dressed.
1. what one is wearing or dressed in. He has strange tastes in dress.
2. a piece of women's clothing with a top and skirt in one piece. Shall I wear a dress or a blouse and skirt?
dressed adjective
wearing (clothes). Don't come in – I'm not dressed!; She was dressed in black; Get dressed immediately; a well-dressed man.
ˈdresser noun
1. a kitchen sideboard for holding dishes.
2. (American) a chest of drawers for holding clothes sometimes with a mirror.
ˈdressing noun
1. something put on as a covering. We gave the rose-bed a dressing of manure.
2. a sauce added especially to salads. oil and vinegar dressing.
3. a bandage etc used to dress a wound. He changed the patient's dressing.
ˈdressing-gown noun
a loose garment worn over pyjamas etc.
ˈdressing-room noun
a room (in a theatre etc) for actors etc to change in.
ˈdressing-table noun
a table in a bedroom with a mirror and drawers.
ˈdressmaker noun
a person who makes clothes for women.
dress rehearsal
a full rehearsal of a play etc with costumes etc.
dress up
to put on special clothes, eg fancy dress. He dressed up as a clown for the party.


(rəˈhəːs) verb
to practise (a play, piece of music etc) before performing it in front of an audience. You must rehearse the scene again.
reˈhearsal noun
1. the act of rehearsing.
2. a performance done for practice. I want the whole cast at tonight's rehearsal.
dress rehearsal
a final rehearsal (of a play, opera etc) in which the actors or singers wear their costumes etc.
References in classic literature ?
The last rehearsal was over, a tedious dress rehearsal which had lasted all day and exhausted the patience of every one who had to do with it.
ISLAMABAD -- Armed forces have completed preparations for Pakistan Day parade while full dress rehearsals ended in Shakarparian Parade Ground.
The second week we move into what we call Tech Week which is when tech and dress rehearsals take place, when the show is run on the stage and the lighting and sound are included as well as all the set and costume changes.
David Tennant (above, top and right) as Hamlet in dress rehearsals for the RSC production.
In a speech in London, he said: "A nuclear attack would make 9/11 look like the most innocent of dress rehearsals.
Rehearsals for major productions take place during usual workshop hours, however some technical, dress rehearsals and a few Sunday sessions are held outside working hours.
He added: "Everyone's focused on the dress rehearsals and the finals and everything will go according to the plan.