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rehearsal

[ ri-hur-suhl ]
/ rɪˈhɜr səl /
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noun

a session of exercise, drill, or practice, usually private, in preparation for a public performance, ceremony, etc.: a play rehearsal; a wedding rehearsal.
the act of rehearsing.
a repeating or relating: a rehearsal of grievances.

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Origin of rehearsal

First recorded in 1350–1400, rehearsal is from the Middle English word rehersaille.See rehearse, -al2

OTHER WORDS FROM rehearsal

pre·re·hears·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rehearsal

rehearsal
/ (rɪˈhɜːsəl) /

noun

a session of practising a play, concert, speech etc, in preparation for public performance, the act of reciting
the act of going through or recounting; recitalrehearsal of his own virtues was his usual occupation
in rehearsal being prepared for public performance
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Medical definitions for rehearsal

rehearsal
[ rĭ-hûrsəl ]

n.

The process of repeating information, such as a name or a list of words, in order to remember it.

Other words from rehearsal

re•hearse v.
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