stage fright

noun
|Updated on: 30 Jul 2018

Definition of stage fright

: nervousness felt at appearing before an audience

Examples of stage fright in a Sentence

  1. She got over her stage fright by the second act.

  2. I get stage fright whenever I have to speak in front of a large group of people.

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First Known Use of stage fright

1876

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  • : a nervous feeling felt by someone who is going to appear in front of an audience


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