Definition of Behind-the-scenes

1. Adjective. Designed and carried out secretly or confidentially. "Has their under-the-table backing"

Exact synonyms: Sub-rosa, Under-the-table
Similar to: Covert

Definition of Behind-the-scenes

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of behind the scenes) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Behind-the-scenes

behenic acid
behind-the-scenes (current term)
behind bars
behind closed doors
behind in the count
behind its time
behind someone's back
behind the 8-ball
behind the arc
behind the bit
behind the counter
behind the curve
behind the eight-ball
behind the eight ball
behind the eightball
behind the scenes

Literary usage of Behind-the-scenes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1913)
"642 Behind the Scenes in Fleet Street. By THS Escott . . 332 Best of Winter Sports, The . 244 Bird in the Room, The. By RC Lehmann . ..."

2. The War with Mexico by Justin Harvey Smith (1919)
"THE WAR WITH MEXICO XXI BEHIND THE SCENES AT MEXICO September,-March, THE revolution of August 4, as already has been suggested, was a complex and ..."

3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1860)
"... BEHIND THE SCENES. FROM the time when that veteran actor, Mr. Thespis, was in the habit of travelling with his ox-cart on the Attic circuit, ..."

4. The Metropolitan (1849)
"HAVE you ever been behind the scenes at the Opera? If not, come with me; everybody used to go, but they are stricter about these matters now. ..."

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