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 2016, Hannity appeared in a Trump campaign ad and in 2018, the Fox News host joined the former president onstage at a rally. Jack Brewster, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Performing for an audience at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, The Weeknd kicked off the song before Grande joined him onstage in front of a glittering background. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 28 May 2021 She was joined onstage by her 9-year-old daughter, Willow Sage Hart, for a stunning aerial performance. Winston Gieseke, USA TODAY, 25 May 2021 Vice chairs Ajit Jain and Greg Abel, viewed as potential successors to Mr. Buffett, joined him onstage over the weekend and explained their approaches to time management, which differ from their CEO. Chip Cutter, WSJ, 3 May 2021 More than 50 percent of the creative teams this season are Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), as well as half of the artists onstage. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2021 Performing onstage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and surrounded by a field of pampas grass, the husband-and-wife country songwriters delivered the lyrics with all the intensity of a wedding vow. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 19 Apr. 2021 It was worn onstage over a six-night stand at Bournemouth, England’s Gaumont Theatre in 1963. Mark Kennedy, chicagotribune.com, 12 May 2021 It was filmed onstage at SDSU without an audience, using social distancing measures. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2021

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First Known Use of onstage

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of onstage was in 1925

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7 Jun 2021

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“Onstage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onstage. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of onstage

: on or onto a stage and in front of an audience

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