1 [U] rehearsing 排练; 排演; 训练; 讲述; 背诵
*put a play into rehearsal 排练一出戏
* have two plays in rehearsal, ie being rehearsed 有两出戏正在排演.
2 [C] practice performance of a play, opera, etc （戏剧、歌剧等的）排练, 排演
*have/hold/stage a `dress rehearsal 进行彩排.
3 [C] (fml 文) account or recital of sth, esp in the mind 讲述; 背诵; （尤指）默诵
*a rehearsal of what he would say 对要说的话的默诵.
n [U and C]
a time when all the people in a play, concert etc practise before a public performancerehearsal for/of a rehearsal for 'Romeo and Juliet'in rehearsal The dialogue was worked out by actors in rehearsal.
a time when all the people involved in a big event practise it together before it happens a wedding rehearsal