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Definition of dress rehearsal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dress rehearsal

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
Producing a play
 
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the final practice of a play in the theatre, using the clothes and lights that will be used for the real performance (figurative) The earlier protests had just been dress rehearsals for full-scale revolution. See related entries: Producing a play
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dress rehearsal