American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An uninterrupted rehearsal: did a run-through of act one.
- n. A brief outline or summary.
- n. A rehearsal of a drama, especially an uninterrupted one, but with no makeup or costume
- n. A brief outline of the main points of something; a rundown
- n. an uninterrupted rehearsal
“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.”
“During a run-through one night, Mr. Lindsay-Hogg was sitting in front of the stage, and Welles was there too, "prowling the unlit orchestra watching the bright action.”
“While this first time run-through for Herbert and Chouchan was respectable, it was also equally far from deeply satisfying.”
“But because of the fast turnaround time of the program and the effort that went into getting its approval, we had only one run-through together.”
“WSJ: Some see "Madigan" as a run-through for director Don Siegel 's better known subsequent film, "Dirty Harry.”
“Our run-through of the Senate races to watch is below.”
“Tell me the title of the work you'd like to hear me read, and I'll give it a run-through to check the timing, (if I don't already know this,) and send you back a quote on the price with an estimate of when I can have it done by.”
“After only one run-through, it is clear that the MTV Unplugged album gave Katy Perry another opportunity to play with some of her earlier compositions — an opportunity that she takes full advantage of.”
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