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noi·ses off

 (noi′sĭz)
pl.n. Chiefly British
Noises made offstage during a theatrical production that are intended to be heard by an audience.

noises off

- Sounds created offstage to be heard during a play's production; the term has been extended to mean distracting or intrusive background noise.
See also related terms for heard.
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As I have said right from the very beginning we will hear noises off, we will hear all sorts of things being said about positions that are being taken," she said.
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NOISES OFF New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, 0844 871 3011, Monday to Saturday | SETTING box office records at the Old Vic and receiving a bunch of five star reviews, this new production of the classic Michael Frayn farce goes on a UK tour and makes its Midland debut at the Alex.
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