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offscreen

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

First recorded in 1930–35; off + screen
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