Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Acute nervousness associated with performing or speaking before an audience.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nervousness felt before an audience.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nervousness experienced on facing an audience, especially for the first time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fear that affects a person about to face an audience

Etymologies

stage + fright (Wiktionary)

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