onstage

adverb or adjective

on·​stage ˈȯn-ˈstāj How to pronounce onstage (audio)
ˈän-,
-ˌstāj
: 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 But anyone expecting Lewis to jump onstage and join the cast in song will be disappointed. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 5 Apr. 2024 Oh, and there was also a bird mascot named Tori, who would prance onstage and harass them every half hour. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 3 Apr. 2024 And when two of the Black women featured on the album, Brittney Spencer and Reyna Roberts, appeared onstage together, the crowd roared. Emily Cochrane, New York Times, 30 Mar. 2024 Madonna's Phoenix concert was a family affair Madonna shared the night with three of her kids, bringing them onstage at different moments of her performance. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2024 At Julien’s Auctions on April 18 and 19, hundreds of those collectibles will be up for grabs, including some of the suits Bennett wore onstage. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 27 Mar. 2024 That bond contributed to the MAGIC that culminated onstage. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 20 Mar. 2024 Twelve years after her now-famous Largo set, during which Notaro walked onstage and revealed a breast cancer diagnosis, she’s gone from cult comic to household name. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Mar. 2024 While sparks were flying onstage, Natasha, then 29, was married to British producer Robert Fox at the time. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 19 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of onstage was in 1925

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“Onstage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onstage. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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onstage

adverb or adjective
on·​stage ˈȯn-ˈstāj How to pronounce onstage (audio)
ˈän-
: on or onto a stage : on a part of the stage visible to the audience

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