offstage

[ UK /ˈɒfste‍ɪd‍ʒ/ ]
[ US /ˈɔfˈsteɪdʒ/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. concealed from public view or attention
    offstage political meetings
  2. situated or taking place in the area of a stage not visible to the audience
    offstage noises
ADVERB
  1. behind the scenes; not on stage
    the actors were waiting offstage
  2. not in public
    the deal was done offstage
NOUN
  1. a stage area out of sight of the audience
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How To Use offstage In A Sentence

  • I only wish he would not throw away the line about whose yacht is anchored just offstage.
  • You can talk to someone on set from offstage or cue an actor who forgot his lines.
  • Justin practices his dance moves offstage before his performances, and if you're there and looking closely, you can see him silhouetted behind the scrim, kicking and thrusting.
  • A narrow cell at stage right served as a separate playing area so that even "offstage" characters remained in view; the whole design cleverly constricted the Met's big stage, creating intimacy and intimidation at the same time. A Family Cursed,
  • The only smoke that will fill their meeting rooms will be the smoke of incense and, offstage, choirs of maidens will sing sweet and low. Times, Sunday Times
  • Then, there are gratuitous horror elements thrown in and just as abruptly swept offstage, like the suggestion that one of the characters, badly mutilated by the fire, will emerge in the future as a "brilliant diabolist. SNOW WHITE AND THE GIANTS by J. T. McIntosh (Avon 1968)
  • Greif's notion of horror seems to be noise, the louder the better, with abundant offstage detonations.
  • His erratic offstage behaviour, meanwhile, was proving as influential on the rock generation as his music. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is also the third current play in which an offstage dog is loudly audible.
  • There was a loud crash offstage.
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