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backstage

back·stage

backstage

 
pronunciation:
baek steIj
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adverb
definition: to or in the areas of a theater stage that are not visible to the audience, esp. the wings and dressing rooms.
We went backstage to give the actress some flowers.
antonyms:
onstage
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: taking place or located behind the areas of a theater stage that are not visible to the audience.
a backstage celebration
antonyms:
onstage
definition 2: hidden from public or common knowledge; secret.
a backstage political scheme
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part of speech: noun
definition: the areas behind a theater stage that are not visible to the audience.