how to pronounce upstage


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the above transcription of upstage is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

upstage is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of upstage in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… that movement shot upstage pulled that …”

meanings of upstage


  1. To force other actors to face away from the audience by staying upstage.
  2. To draw attention away from others, especially on-stage.
  3. To treat snobbishly.
  4. To restage (cancer) to a higher stage than that found at last assessment (compare downstage).


  1. Away from a motion-picture or television camera.
  2. Toward or at the rear of a theatrical stage.


  1. The part of a stage that is farthest from the audience or camera.


  1. At the rear of a stage.

upstage frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word upstage occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics upstage can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that upstage can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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