Definition of shadowbox in English:

shadowbox

Syllabification: shad·ow·box
Pronunciation: /ˈSHadōˌbäks
 
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verb

[no object]
  • Spar with an imaginary opponent as a form of training.
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    • Greer scorns the spectacle of ‘a modern Hamlet bumbling and dithering around the stage, shadow-boxing with his own personality, especially when the part is played in a cinematic inward-turning way.’
    • The words sound very outspoken and authoritative, but are really shadow-boxing: nobody who is sufficiently civilised in approach to be reading such a book is likely to disagree with them.
    • Things are going to go wrong on the first day, but it is like shadow-boxing: it is not going to be the real fight.

noun

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  • A case with a protective transparent front, used for displaying jewelry, coins, or other small objects.
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    • I then lined the shadow box with Crescent wheat mat board before cutting two 1/4-inch plywood boards to fit into the back rabbet of the frame.
    • I attached the framed photo in one corner by drilling two 1/4-inch holes into the easel (drilling just one will allow it to swivel within the frame) and screwing it to the bottom of the shadow box.
    • Using wire and polyurethane, her works may take the form of a shadow box, such as ‘Permeance’, or as a figural sculpture, such as ‘Goodbye Goddess’.

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