One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Presented or performed on a stage.‘this is not the first time that a staged musical has been broadcast live’
- ‘It's perhaps like comparing a daredevil circus event to a staged ballet.’
- ‘In his first staged play, we see the banal existence of a boarding-house lodger ripped apart by psychological torture.’
- ‘It's a staged drama in which accompanied singing has an essential function.’
- ‘The program typically has two staged operas with piano accompaniment per season.’
- ‘The most important functional aspect is the pit, which enables the training of orchestral musicians and singers in staged performance.’
- 1.1 Planned, organized, or arranged in advance (often of an event or situation intended to seem otherwise)‘they have suggested that the entire episode was a staged event’‘Detective Norton believes the bloody footprints were intentionally made as part of a staged crime scene’
- ‘A staged proposal for a support center housing offices, counseling and meeting rooms, and an ablutions area was begun.’
- ‘The panel has accepted that a staged approach may be necessary for implementation.’
- ‘The brief required an iconic "landmark" building, as part of a staged development, on an empty site of 70 acres.’
- ‘Sound bites from staged rallies determine outcomes of political contests.’
- ‘He went to work for a self-styled voodoo doctor, assisting with swamp tours and taking visitors into the woods for staged rituals.’
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