from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of practicing in preparation for a public performance.
- n. A session of practice for a performance, as of a play.
- n. A detailed enumeration or repetition: a long rehearsal of his woes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of rehearsing.
- n. Narration; a telling or recounting, as of particulars: as, the rehearsal of one's wrongs or adventures.
- n. In music and the drama: The process of studying by practice or preparatory exercise: as, to put a work in rehearsal.
- n. A meeting of musical or dramatic performers for practice and study together, preliminary to a public performance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)
- n. (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short-term memory
As the rehearsal is about to begin the play is unexpectedly interrupted by the arrival of six strange people.
MARSHALL: Well, certainly, with some type of homicides, the perpetrator has what we call rehearsal fantasies ahead of time, and so he plans -- he plans where he ` s going to dump the body.
Everyone liked it in rehearsal, but we hadn't been prepared for how well it would work in a live liturgical setting.
Drawn from the north of the city, an area "not abundant with opportunity" said Poots, the children's first rehearsal is this week.
"It was passable in rehearsal," she begins, "but you know, I was playing opposite Rhys Ifans, who's very Welsh, and lots of it was improvised, and we had to do most scenes in one take, and …" I don't urge her on.
Steve spent all of June with the band in rehearsal for the upcoming live album.
"It's much easier than being in rehearsal," he says.
Teresa Llordes Jordi Savall with a Rebab (Afghanistan ca. 1500), in rehearsal for a concert in the Royal Monastery of Pedralbes, Barcelona.
Last week, the members of Mr. Burnett's troupe were still in rehearsal in Los Angeles.
As they near the end of the song, the small garage, which remained closed during the rehearsal, is almost vibrating, and it's filled with the powerful odor of dry-erase marker.