offstage

adverb or adjective
off·​stage | \ ˈȯf-ˈstāj How to pronounce offstage (audio) , -ˌstāj \

Definition of offstage

1 : on a part of the stage not visible to the audience
2 : in private life known offstage as a kindly person
3 : behind the scenes : out of the public view much of the important work of the conference was done offstage

Examples of offstage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earlier this week, Lionel Richie walked offstage and saw his manager standing there with tears in his eyes. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 6 May 2022 In 2011, actor Tom Green showed up at the ceremony with his own small red carpet and played the harmonica until he got kicked offstage. Kelsey Ables, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 In 2011, actor Tom Green showed up at the ceremony with his own small red carpet and played the harmonica until he got kicked offstage. Kelsey Ables, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 In 2011, actor Tom Green showed up at the ceremony with his own small red carpet and played the harmonica until he got kicked offstage. Kelsey Ables, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 In 2011, actor Tom Green showed up at the ceremony with his own small red carpet and played the harmonica until he got kicked offstage. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2022 According to one social media user, lights within the venue came on and audience members were told to go home after Williams walked offstage toward the end of his set. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 13 Mar. 2022 Comedian George Lopez is on the mend after falling ill during a New Year’s Eve comedy show that resulted in him walking offstage during his set. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2022 In the meantime, as dancers take the stage as opulent flowers and full-bellied mice, Wedig-Johnston is ready just offstage – in her own costume of sorts. Kathrine Nero, The Enquirer, 19 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of offstage

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 May 2022

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“Offstage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/offstage. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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offstage

adverb or adjective
off·​stage | \ ˈȯf-ˈstāj How to pronounce offstage (audio) \

Kids Definition of offstage

: off or away from the stage

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