onstage

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adverb or adjective on·stage \ ˈȯn-ˈstāj , ˈän- , -ˌstāj \

Definition of onstage

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

First Known Use of onstage

1925


ONSTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

onstage

play
adverb

Definition of onstage for English Language Learners

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



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