[awf-skreen, of-]


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.


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

Origin of offscreen

First recorded in 1930–35; off + screen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of offscreen

  • Offscreen, he is the Nascar set's totemic badass, the God-fearing patriot who walks the walk.

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    Chuck Norris Turns 70

    Sean Macaulay

    December 6, 2009

Historical Examples of offscreen