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showcase

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊkeɪs
 
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Definition of showcase in English:

noun

1A glass case used for displaying articles in a shop or museum.
Example sentences
  • The first one I saw displayed in a gun shop showcase drew customers like bears to honey.
  • It is shipped after the buyer collects his or her Corvette from its showcase in the museum.
  • New models are displayed in one showcase, and rental guns are offered in another.
1.1A place or occasion for presenting something favourably to general attention: the gallery will provide a showcase for Scotland’s young photographers
More example sentences
  • Bill Atkinson's web site is a showcase for some spectacular nature photography.
  • The only trouble was, this was starting to turn into a showcase for Virgin Trains rather than tourism in York.
  • Killinaskully is essentially a showcase for Pat Shortt, a gifted clown with an uncanny flair for playing manic rural grotesques.

verb

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Exhibit; display: the albums showcase his production skills
More example sentences
  • Indian Railways will present a display showcasing its achievements in the past 150 years.
  • Michael Hickling talks to Terry Logan about Calendar Girls and a new exhibition showcasing another aspect of his art.
  • Previously unseen drawings by John Lennon are on public view from today in a new exhibition showcasing his talents as an artist.

Words that rhyme with showcase

packing casedoorcase

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