behind the scenes

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Etymology[edit]

From behind +‎ the +‎ scenes.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɪˈhaɪnd ðə siːnz/, /bəˈhaɪnd ðə siːnz/

Prepositional phrase[edit]

behind the scenes

  1. (theater) Behind the scenery and stage area; backstage.
  2. (idiomatic) In secret; out of public view.
    Many videos come with features that show what went on behind the scenes to make the movie and special effects.

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Adjective[edit]

behind the scenes (not comparable)

  1. Being or working out in secret or out of public view.
  2. Divulging or reporting hidden workings.