dress rehearsal

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  1. 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.

Origin of dress rehearsal

First recorded in 1820–30

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British Dictionary definitions for dress rehearsal

dress rehearsal

  1. 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

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