adverb or adjective
on·​stage | \ ˈȯn-ˈstāj How to pronounce onstage (audio) , ˈän-, -ˌstāj \

Definition of onstage

: on or onto a stage : on a part of the stage visible to the audience

Examples of onstage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the middle of the song, another New York character appeared onstage, on stilts. New York Times, 1 Aug. 2022 The festival operates on a small non-profit budget, and none of the artists who appeared onstage with Mitchell received any fee for their performance. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 28 July 2022 In videos posted on social media, Cudi can be seen performing onstage as fans throw what appear to be water bottles and other objects at him. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 24 July 2022 But Beastie Goys is his first time performing onstage. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 21 July 2022 West's appearance marks his first time performing onstage since his Donda 2 performance experience in Miami in February. Daniela Avila, PEOPLE.com, 11 July 2022 In Denver, police threatened to arrest anyone who appeared nude onstage. Mark Kennedy, ajc, 22 June 2022 In Denver, police threatened to arrest anyone who appeared nude onstage. Mark Kennedy, BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2022 Mitchell said she's always enjoyed performing onstage, starting dance lessons at four years old and later finding a home in competitive cheerleading. Olivia Alexander, Arkansas Online, 20 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of onstage

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Onstage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onstage. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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