Definition of Stage fright

1. Noun. Fear that affects a person about to face an audience.

Generic synonyms: Fear, Fearfulness, Fright



Definition of Stage fright

1. Noun. A state of nervousness about performing some action in front of a group of people, on or off of a stage; nerves; uncertainty; a lack of self-assurance before an audience. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stage Fright

stage-whispers
stage ball
stage business
stage crew
stage dancing
stage direct
stage direction
stage directions
stage director
stage diving
stage divings
stage door
stage effect
stage fear
stage fright (current term)
stage left
stage manager
stage mechanical
stage micrometre
stage mom
stage mother
stage name
stage names
stage of dilatation
stage of expulsion
stage of invasion
stage of the game
stage race
stage right

Literary usage of Stage fright

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1. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"There was a pause, SEVERE CASE OF STAGE-FRIGHT. and then another; pres- ently came a third, and before I well knew what I was about, I was in the middle of ..."

2. Autobiography of an Actress; Or, Eight Years on the Stage: Or, Eight Years by Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie (1854)
"—An. Architect's Attack of stage fright. — The Prevalence of Bronchitis amongst Actors ludicrously exhibited at Rehearsal, — Broadway Theatre. ..."

3. The Companionship of Books and Other Papers by Frederic Rowland Marvin (1906)
"STAGE-FRIGHT THE announcement in the Albany Evening Journal of March 8, 1899, of the death from stage-fright of Mrs. Dennis Tabor, opens up a large field of ..."

4. Companionship of Books: And Other Papers by Frederic Rowland Marvin (1905)
"... STAGE-FRIGHT THE announcement in the Albany Evening Journal of March 8, 1899, of the death from stage-fright of Mrs. Dennis Tabor, opens up a large ..."

5. The Philosophy of Singing by Clara Kathleen (Barnett) Rogers (1893)
"And yet, when we ask what is stage-fright—is it an effect or is it a cause? ... In this way people have gradually come to accept stage-fright as an ..."

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