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offstage

adjective uk   /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. used to describe 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.
offstage
adverb uk   us  
He never actually appears in the second half of the play - you just hear his voice offstage.
Translations of “offstage”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不在舞臺上的, 台後的, 幕後的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不在舞台上的, 台后的, 幕后的…
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