stage direction
noun Date: 1790 a description (as of a character or setting) or direction (as to indicate stage business) provided in the text of a play

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stage direction — ► NOUN ▪ an instruction in a play script indicating the position or tone of an actor, or specifying sound effects, lighting, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • stage direction — n. 1. an instruction in the script of a play, directing the movements of the actors, the arrangement of scenery, etc. 2. the art or practice of directing the production of a play …   English World dictionary

  • stage direction — noun an instruction written as part of the script of a play (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑direction, ↑instruction • Part Holonyms: ↑play, ↑drama, ↑dramatic play * * * noun, pl ⋯ tions [count] …   Useful english dictionary

  • stage direction — UK / US noun Word forms stage direction : singular stage direction plural stage directions theatre 1) [countable] an instruction about what will happen in a play or other show 2) [uncountable] the work of giving stage directions …   English dictionary

  • stage direction — noun An instruction given to an actor that tells the actor what should be done and in what manner to do it. The stage direction given in the script said to walk forward and speak the line loudly …   Wiktionary

  • stage direction — stage di,rection noun 1. ) count an instruction about what will happen in a play or other show 2. ) uncount the work of giving stage directions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stage direction — stage directions N COUNT Stage directions are the notes in the text of a play which say what the actors should do …   English dictionary

  • stage direction — stage di.rection n a written instruction to an actor to do something in a play …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stage direction — 1. an instruction written into the script of a play, indicating stage actions, movements of performers, or production requirements. 2. the art or technique of a stage director. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • stage direction — noun an instruction in a play script indicating the position or tone of an actor, or specifying sound effects, lighting, etc …   English new terms dictionary

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