off-screen

adverb or adjective
\ ˈȯf-ˈskrēn How to pronounce off-screen (audio) \
variants: or offscreen

Definition of off-screen

1 : out of sight of the motion picture or television viewer a shot fired off-screen Before long, Anthony introduces himself to the family pooch, who is whooshed away to an off-screen death.— Kris Turnquist
2 : in private life : when not appearing in a motion picture, on television, etc. Moyer's off-screen magnetism comes from a down-to-earth friendliness.— Kate Hahn Pfeiffer, 34, remains a mystery woman offscreen.— Michael A. Lipton

First Known Use of off-screen

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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