Definition of stage fright in English:

stage fright


mass noun
  • Nervousness before or during an appearance before an audience.

    ‘an attack of stage fright’
    • ‘But for all her love of dancing, she suffers badly from stage fright.’
    • ‘Well, not only do I have stage fright, but I also feel weird getting my picture taken.’
    • ‘She never professed to be a dancer herself and admitted to stage fright, but she gamely appeared in a few festival programs.’
    • ‘He has gained a reputation for getting stage fright, so touring by himself with only his acoustic guitar is quite a brave decision.’
    • ‘The previous singer, while very good in rehearsals, suffered from stage fright, and could not perform in public.’
    • ‘As far as opening nights go, there were no signs of jitters or stage fright.’
    • ‘I'm suffering no more than a mild attack of stage fright, I know that, and I know, too, that it'll all come out right.’
    • ‘This is a unique text that explores stage fright in musical performance and its relationship to the unconscious.’
    • ‘As I climbed onto the stage, I was filled with stage fright.’
    • ‘The anxiety of stage fright is part of her growing awareness of being in the public eye.’
    • ‘Thus, the conflict between the self and the other, one of the core sources of stage fright, begins as a developmental process.’
    • ‘I wasn't feeling well, and I was nervous, I get stage fright like you wouldn't believe!’
    • ‘His lack of stage fright is combined with an equal desire to inspire audiences, either through a motivating speech or a stirring song.’
    • ‘The selection of the final speakers was based on their fluency, clarity, lack of stage fright, and ability to attract the audience.’
    • ‘She studied at the conservatory but got stage fright when she had to play in front of an audience for her graduation recital.’
    • ‘Taping the segments didn't cause him any stage fright, but watching them might: he hasn't seen an episode in its entirety.’
    • ‘John himself had developed a horrible feeling of stage fright and had taken off his glasses just so he wouldn't see the audience.’
    • ‘Proven scientific methods of training to get over stage fright and personality development can work wonders in children.’
    • ‘Still inexperienced, she undertook a tour of Ireland, where she suffered stage fright and returned home vowing never to tour again.’
    • ‘We've all been in situations where there's some anxiety or stage fright.’
    nervousness, nerves, fit of nerves, edginess, uneasiness, anxiety, anxiousness, tension, agitation, fretfulness, restlessness, fidgeting, trembling, shaking, jumpiness
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