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Definition of "rehearsal" []

  • The act of practicing in preparation for a public performance. (noun)
  • A session of practice for a performance, as of a play. (noun)
  • A detailed enumeration or repetition: a long rehearsal of his woes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rehearsal" in a sentence
  • "As the rehearsal is about to begin the play is unexpectedly interrupted by the arrival of six strange people."
  • "MARSHALL: Well, certainly, with some type of homicides, the perpetrator has what we call rehearsal fantasies ahead of time, and so he plans -- he plans where he ` s going to dump the body."
  • "Everyone liked it in rehearsal, but we hadn't been prepared for how well it would work in a live liturgical setting."