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downstage

[adv., n. doun-steyj; adj. doun-steyj] /adv., n. ˈdaʊnˈsteɪdʒ; adj. ˈdaʊnˌsteɪdʒ/
adverb
1.
at or toward the front of the stage.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the front of the stage.
noun
3.
the front half of the stage.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; down1 + stage
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Examples for downstage
  • They take place downstage, without even a change in lighting, which proves an awkward solution.
  • Jean advanced downstage, still hold- ing out his pant legs, walking with mincing steps.
  • Trainer sets up downstage, in the exact center, with his two cymbals parallel and at the same height.
British Dictionary definitions for downstage

downstage

/ˈdaʊnˈsteɪdʒ/
adverb
1.
at or towards the front of the stage
adjective
2.
of or relating to the front of the stage
noun
3.
the front half of the stage
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