rehearsal [ri hʉr′səl]
[ME rehersaille: see REHEARSE & -AL]
1. the act of rehearsing, reciting, or recounting [a rehearsal of her troubles]
2. a drilling or repeating for practice before future performance
a) a practice performance of a play, concert, etc., or of part of it, in preparation for a public or formal performance
b) any practice, exercise, or drill; trial
in rehearsal
being rehearsed, as a play

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