Meaning of “offstage” in the English Dictionary

"offstage" in British English

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offstageadjective

uk /ˌɒfˈsteɪdʒ/ us /ˌɑːfˈsteɪdʒ/

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.

(Definition of “offstage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"offstage" in American English

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offstageadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈɔfˈsteɪdʒ/

behind or at the side of the stage, so that people who are watching cannot see:

We could hear someone shouting offstage.

(Definition of “offstage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)