[ ri-hurs ]
/ rɪˈhɜrs /
verb (used with object), re·hearsed, re·hears·ing.
to practice (a musical composition, a play, a speech, etc.) in private prior to a public presentation.
to drill or train (an actor, musician, etc.) by rehearsal, as for some performance or part.
to relate the facts or particulars of; recount.
verb (used without object), re·hearsed, re·hears·ing.
to rehearse a play, part, etc.; participate in a rehearsal.
Origin of rehearse
re·hears·a·ble, adjectivere·hears·er, nounun·re·hears·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·hearsed, adjective
un·re·hears·ing, adjectivewell-re·hearsed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rehearse
/ (rɪˈhɜːs) /
to practise (a play, concert, etc), in preparation for public performance
(tr) to run through; recount; recitethe official rehearsed the grievances of the committee
(tr) to train or drill (a person or animal) for the public performance of a part in a play, show, etc
Derived Formsrehearser, noun
Word Origin for rehearse
C16: from Anglo-Norman rehearser, from Old French rehercier to harrow a second time, from re- + herce harrow
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