The definition of a rehearsal is a practice session or practice performance done prior to a real event or before viewing by an audience.(noun)
When actors who are putting on a play get together every day to go over their lines and plan out how the play will be performed, these practice sessions are an example of a rehearsal.
See rehearsal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME rehersaille: see rehearse & -al
See rehearsal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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