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English definition of “offstage”

offstage

adjective     /ˌɒfˈsteɪdʒ/ US  /ˌɑːf-/
off the stage , or happening behind or at the side of the stage , so that people who are watching cannot see : The main characters are offstage for most of the second act .Theatres, cinemas and their parts describes a performer when they are not performing in a play or film , etc.: Though best known for the funny and outspoken roles that she plays on screen , offstage she is shy and rather serious .Acting, rehearsing and performing offstage     adverb He never actually appears in the second half of the play - you just hear his voice offstage.Theatres, cinemas and their parts
(Definition of offstage adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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