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Definition of "run-through" [run-through]

  • An uninterrupted rehearsal: did a run-through of act one. (noun)
  • A brief outline or summary. (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 "run-through" in a sentence
  • "As all 80 of us line up backstage, I do another word run-through of the two songs I know least, the warp-speed Hela'r Sgyfarnog (Hunting the Hare) and the melancholy ballad Cennin Aur (Daffodils)."
  • "And who can say whether the differences were a result of the first run-through preparing the musicians for the second one in a free-for-all discussion, one of the performers remarked, "It's like a marriage: at first we just moved in together, and then we learned something about the quirks we each have"; or of the changed, more informal atmospherics; or any number of other factors?"
  • ""I texted her from our run-through and asked if she would DJ," said Mr. Benz."