stage direction

noun

Definition of stage direction

: a description (as of a character or setting) or direction (as to indicate stage business) provided in the text of a play

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First Known Use of stage direction

1790

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Definition of stage direction for English Language Learners

  • : a written instruction in a play telling an actor what to do


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