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noun
a rehearsal of a play or other performance in costume and with scenery, properties, and lights arranged and operated as for a performance: often the final rehearsal.
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Origin of dress rehearsal

First recorded in 1820–30
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dress rehearsal

noun
the last complete rehearsal of a play or other work, using costumes, scenery, lighting, etc, as for the first night
any full-scale practice
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