offscreen

[ awf-skreen, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈskrin, ˈɒf- /

adjective

occurring, existing, or done away from the motion-picture or television screen: an offscreen voice.
in real life rather than on the motion-picture or television screen: the newscaster's offscreen personality.

adverb

apart or away from motion-picture or television performances; in actual life: Offscreen he's a racing-car enthusiast.

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Origin of offscreen

First recorded in 1930–35; off + screen
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