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English definition of “onstage”


adjective, adverb [not gradable]    /ˈɔnˈsteɪdʒ, ˈɑn-/
on the stage of a theater or other place where people are performing: Rock stars usually show up onstage looking just the way you want them to.
(Definition of onstage adjective, adverb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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