What does rehearsal mean?

Definitions for rehearsal
rɪˈhɜr səlre·hearsal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rehearsal, dry runnoun

    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"

  2. rehearsalnoun

    (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short-term memory

Wiktionary

  1. rehearsalnoun

    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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rehearsalnoun

    Etymology: from rehearse.

    Twice we appoint, that the words which the minister pronounceth, the whole congregation shall repeat after him; as first in the publick confession of sins, and again in rehearsal of our Lord’s prayer after the blessed sacrament. Richard Hooker.

    What dream’d my lord? tell me, and I’ll requite it
    With sweet rehearsal of my morning’s dream. William Shakespeare.

    What respected their actions as a rule or admonition, applied to yours, is only a rehearsal, whose zeal in asserting the ministerial cause is so generally known. South.

    The chief of Rome,
    With gaping mouths to these rehearsals come. Dryden.

ChatGPT

  1. rehearsal

    Rehearsal generally refers to the practice or preparation for a performance, event, presentation, or any other activity that requires prior planning and practice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rehearsalnoun

    the act of rehearsing; recital; narration; repetition; specifically, a private recital, performance, or season of practice, in preparation for a public exhibition or exercise

Wikidata

  1. Rehearsal

    A rehearsal is an event that occurs as preparation for a performance. It is undertaken as a form of practising, to ensure that all details of the subsequent performance are adequately prepared and coordinated. Most commonly employed in the performing arts as preparation for a public presentation, rehearsals are nevertheless used in other contexts, as well, to prepare for the performance of any anticipated activity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rehearsal

    rē-hėr′sal, n. act of rehearsing: recital: recital and performance for practice previous to public representation.—v.t. Rehearse′, to repeat what has already been said: to narrate: to recite before a public representation.—ns. Rehear′ser; Rehear′sing. [O. Fr. rehercer, reherserre-, again, hercer, to harrow—herce (Fr. herse), a harrow.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rehearsal' in Nouns Frequency: #3001

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rehearsal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rehearsal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rehearsal in a Sentence

  1. Stefan Worrall:

    The movement has been a bit choppy and a little bit disconnected during these past few days, partly because of the recent holidays and partly because of end-of-month related activity we have had a fairly susbstantial recovery since the end of September, but the market is still in a state of anticipation ahead of the FOMC. We've been in rehearsal mode for a long time and it's created a huge amount of nervousness and volatility, but now it's showtime.

  2. Gutierrez Reed:

    Hannah was not called into the Church before the impromptu gun scene rehearsal and she should have been.

  3. Tasha Dixon:

    Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half-naked changing into our bikinis, he just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked.

  4. Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images:

    I got up and sang a few Broadwaysongs they were playing, i realize I was a little bit tipsy, but we were having fun, and it was getting late.I'd beenrehearsing, and I was in the mood to sing a few songs. Then Jim said to me, 'Lu, I have an early rehearsal,' and then we left around midnight, 11:30 p.m.

  5. The Roots:

    All throughout rehearsal, because Will Arnett does these exaggerated arm movements, I got punched unintentionally, for such a gentle song it was physically brutal.

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