from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A full, uninterrupted rehearsal of a play with costumes and stage properties.
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- n. A rehearsal prior to a public spectacle, where all the performers are in costume.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a private preparatory performance of a drama, opera, etc., in costume.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a full uninterrupted rehearsal in costumes shortly before the first performance
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But twenty years was twenty years away from today, and today he was a gorgeous messenger boy playing Cavaliers and Roundheads at the Double R Society's dress rehearsal of the storming of Standingham Castle, no less and no more.
Bonnie had been so focused on the approach of their weeklong dress rehearsal that another significant date completely slipped her mind until Darren Taylor phoned to inform her that her divorce was officially final.
In those first months when Donnacha and I began to have sex whenever we could in the school, it was announced that any pupil in the senior years could attend a dress rehearsal of The Pearl Fishers, which was running as part of the opera festival, as long as he came to the rehearsal room every afternoon and listened to the opera on record and attended a lecture on its form and its meaning from one of the priests who was also a music teacher.
The afternoon before, when the other officers had been checking out the battle scenario, he had superintended a dress rehearsal of this bit of it for a BBC TV News crew.
Fifteen years had passed since our victory over the dictatorships, and even the brutal dress rehearsal of Korea hadn't changed our optimism.