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offscreen

[awf-skreen, of-] /ˈɔfˈskrin, ˈɒf-/
adjective
1.
occurring, existing, or done away from the motion-picture or television screen:
an offscreen voice.
2.
in real life rather than on the motion-picture or television screen:
the newscaster's offscreen personality.
adverb
3.
apart or away from motion-picture or television performances; in actual life:
Offscreen he's a racing-car enthusiast.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; off + screen
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Examples for offscreen
  • And smacking into a wall onscreen proved enormous fun, particularly compared to the equivalent offscreen.
  • Neal's offscreen life was the stuff of relentless heartbreak.
  • When the performers on screen move their lips, the audience actually hears the voices of the talent offscreen.
Contemporary definitions for offscreen
adjective

See off-screen

adjective

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