stage wait

noun Theater.

an unintentional pause during a performance, usually caused by a performer's or stagehand's missing a cue.

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Origin of stage wait

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019