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


dress rehearsal

BrE BrE//ˌdres rɪˈhɜːsl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdres rɪˈhɜːrsl//
Producing a play
jump to other results
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