Fourth-wall meaning

The traditional imaginary barrier between a performing actor, as on a stage or set, and the audience.
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(performing arts, idiomatic) The imaginary invisible wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play.
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(by extension) The boundary between the fiction and the audience.
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Alternative spelling of fourth wall.
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The space separating the audience from the action of a theatrical performance, traditionally conceived of as an imaginary wall completing the enclosure of the stage.
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