Definition of Rehearsal

1. Noun. A practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert). "A rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding"

Exact synonyms: Dry Run
Generic synonyms: Drill, Exercise, Practice, Practice Session, Recitation
Specialized synonyms: Dress Rehearsal, Run-through, Walk-through
Category relationships: Concert
Derivative terms: Rehearse



2. Noun. (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short-term memory.
Generic synonyms: Drill, Exercise, Practice, Practice Session, Recitation
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology

Definition of Rehearsal

1. 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.

Definition of Rehearsal

1. Noun. the practicing of something which is to be performed before an audience, usually to test or improve the interaction between several participating people, or to allow technical adjustments with respect to staging to be done ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rehearsal

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rehearsal

1. A process associated with enhancing short-term and long-term memory wherein newly presented information, such as a name or a list of words, is repeated to oneself one or more times in order not to forget it. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rehearsal

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Literary usage of Rehearsal

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1. Essentials in Conducting by Karl Wilson Gehrkens (1919)
"CHAPTER XVI EFFICIENCY IN THE rehearsal ORGANIZING ABILITY Having now reviewed the various NEEDED TO AVOID essentials in conducting from the \\ ASTIN. ..."

2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"853.) Regondi appears to have been badly treated by his father, and to have had wretched health, which carried him off on May 6, 1872. c. rehearsal (Fr. ..."

3. The Mimic World and Public Exhibitions: Their History, Their Morals, and Effects by Olive Logan (1871)
"The rehearsal a School.—Humorous Account of a rehearsal in California. All plays have to be carefully rehearsed by the actors before they are presented to ..."

4. The Mimic World and Public Exhibitions: Their History, Their Morals, and Effects by Olive Logan (1871)
"The rehearsal a School.—Humorous Account of a rehearsal m California. All plays have to be carefully rehearsed by the actors before they are presented to ..."

5. Micro-cosmographie: Editio Princeps, 1628 by John Earle (1868)
"Ed. 1820, remarks, The rehearsal (one of the best pieces of criticism that ever ... The * Key to the rehearsal' has long been printed off, all but the last ..."

6. Mozart: A Biographical Romance by Heribert Rau (1868)
"THE GRAND rehearsal. THE day Lad arrived for the first grand rehearsal of Don Giovanni. Mozart was in extraordinary spirits. As soon as he was awake in the ..."

7. The Art of Acting and Public Reading: Dramatic Interpretation by Rollo Anson Tallcott (1922)
"The purpose of the dress rehearsal is to accustom the player to his dress; to acquaint him with the dimensions of the final set and readjust himself to ..."

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