center stage


Definition of center stage

1 : the central part of a theatrical stage
2 : a central or highly prominent position an issue that has taken center stage in the campaign

Other Words from center stage

center stage adjective or adverb

Examples of center stage in a Sentence

The actor stood alone at center stage. As we wrap up work on the old project, a new one moves to center stage. The issue is expected to take center stage in the elections.
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First Known Use of center stage

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of center stage was in 1875

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Last Updated

1 Aug 2022

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“Center stage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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