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downstage

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adverb or adjective down·stage \ˈdau̇n-ˈstāj\

Definition of downstage

  1. 1 :  toward or at the front of a theatrical stage

  2. 2 :  toward a motion-picture or television camera

First Known Use of downstage

1793


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downstage

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noun down·stage \-ˌstāj\

Definition of downstage

  1. :  the part of a stage that is nearest the audience or camera

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First Known Use of downstage

circa 1931


DOWNSTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

downstage

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adverb

Definition of downstage for English Language Learners

  • : toward the front part of a stage

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