rehearsal has definitions from the fields of performing arts,psychology
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[ noun ] (performing arts) a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)

Synonyms

run_through dry_run

Examples

"he missed too many rehearsals" "a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding"

Used in print

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

All these emotions were screwed_up to new heights when , after acceptance and the first rehearsals , there ensued such a buzz of excitement among Parisian music_lovers that Duclos had_to come running to Rousseau to inform him that the news had reached the superintendent of the King 's amusements , and that he was now demanding that the work be offered first at the royal summer palace of Fontainebleau .

How titillating it was to go among people who did not know him as the composer , but who talked in the most glowing terms of the promise of the piece after having heard the first rehearsals .

The furor was such_that people who could not possibly have squirmed their way into the rehearsals were pretending that they were intimate with the whole affair and that it would be sensational .

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

Related terms

exercise psychology

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