stage frightstage fright
nervousness felt when appearing as a speaker or performer before an audience
Acute nervousness associated with performing or speaking before an audience.
- (uncountable) 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.
- I did some guest-speaking at the middle school last year, and I experienced some stage fright before and during my first presentation.