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downstage

[ adverb, noun doun-steyj; adjective doun-steyj ]
/ adverb, noun ˈdaʊnˈsteɪdʒ; adjective ˈdaʊnˌsteɪdʒ /
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adverb
at or toward the front of the stage.
adjective
of or relating to the front of the stage.
noun
the front half of the stage.
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Origin of downstage

First recorded in 1895–1900; down1 + stage
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How to use downstage in a sentence

  • And he smiled and smiled, like a villain downstage with the spot full upon him.

  • A young woman and a middle-aged woman detached themselves from one of the waiting groups and came downstage.

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British Dictionary definitions for downstage

downstage
/ (ˈdaʊnˈsteɪdʒ) theatre /

adverb
at or towards the front of the stage
adjective
of or relating to the front of the stage
noun
the front half of the stage
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