dress rehearsal

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Theatre
dress rehearsalˈdress reˌhearsal noun [countable] APTthe final practice of a play, opera etc, using all the clothes, objects etc that will be used for the actual performance
Examples from the Corpus
dress rehearsalThis was the last opportunity for a dress rehearsal in the New York Preview theatre.A crisis in the family makes you realise the old adage that life is not a dress rehearsal.I want this bridge to be in every way a dress rehearsal for that.In this light of evolutionary time, ecology can be seen as one long dress rehearsal.There will be an open dress rehearsal at 7 p. m. Thursday, August 7.Is the press going to be invited in to take photographs at the dress rehearsal?On the Monday night the orchestra arrived ready for the dress rehearsal of Gypsy Baron the next morning.