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Rehearsal definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REHEARSAL, n. rehers'al. [from rehearse.]
1. Recital; repetition of the words of another or of a written work; as the rehearsal of the Lord's prayer.
2. Narration; a telling or recounting, as of particulars in detail; as the rehearsal of a soldier's adventures.
3. The recital of a place before the public exhibition of it; as the rehearsal of a comedy.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert); "he missed too many rehearsals"; "a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding" [syn: rehearsal, dry run]
2: (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short-term memory

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. something recounted or told again ; recital 2. a. a private performance or practice session preparatory to a public appearance b. a practice exercise ; trial

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or an instance of rehearsing. 2 a trial performance or practice of a play, recital, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rehearsal Re*hears"al (r?*h?rs"a), n. The act of rehearsing; recital; narration; repetition; specifically, a private recital, performance, or season of practice, in preparation for a public exhibition or exercise. --Chaucer. In rehearsal of our Lord's Prayer. --Hooker. Here's marvelous convenient place for our rehearsal. --Shak. Dress rehearsal (Theater), a private preparatory performance of a drama, opera, etc., in costume.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(rehearsals) 1. A rehearsal of a play, dance, or piece of music is a practice of it in preparation for a performance. The band was scheduled to begin rehearsals for a concert tour... N-VAR: oft N for/of n see also dress rehearsal 2. You can describe an event or object which is a preparation for a more important event or object as a rehearsal for it. Daydreams may seem to be rehearsals for real-life situations. N-COUNT: N for n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Repetition, recital. 2. Narration, narrative, statement, relation, telling, recounting, account, story, history.

Moby Thesaurus

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