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show·​case ˈshō-ˌkās How to pronounce showcase (audio)
: a glazed case, box, or cabinet for displaying and protecting wares in a store or articles in a museum
: a setting, occasion, or medium for exhibiting something or someone especially in an attractive or favorable aspect


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showcased; showcasing

transitive verb

: to exhibit especially in an attractive or favorable aspect
showcase new talent

Example Sentences

Noun The convention was a showcase of the company's new products. Verb The program showcases up-and-coming musicians.
Recent Examples on the Web
The prestigious showcase will celebrate 26 years of HBO’s commitment to recognizing the next generation of diverse, artistic, and creative talent at ABFF, including this year’s groundbreaking directors with diverse styles of filmmaking. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 5 May 2023 The Pangolin and its native Pop!_OS are a showcase for how remarkably normal Linux can feel as a daily driver in 2023. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 3 May 2023 The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce in Louisville and Strategic Alliance Consultants have joined forces to present the Hispanic Xperience at Derby Diversity Week to motivate Latin American entrepreneurs and teach about the Hispanic culture, a release from the showcase said. Ana Rocío Álvarez Bríñez, The Courier-Journal, 1 May 2023 Instead of resting on his laurels and focusing on Hollywood, however, Harlow is back with Jackman., a semi-surprise release and a surprisingly urgent showcase of his technical skills as an MC. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 28 Apr. 2023 The same year as The World, the Flesh, and the Devil was released, Belafonte won an Emmy for his episode of The Revlon Revue, a radical and interracial showcase of Black music history. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Apr. 2023 The exhibits of Newsom’s photography and the Original Nine have corresponding online retrospectives that naturally complement the upcoming WTA showcase. Veronica Bruno,, 26 Apr. 2023 Often surpassing recent graphical showcases like God of War: Ragnarök or The Last of Us: Part I, Horizon Forbidden West and this expansion are criminally overlooked as potentially having the best looking visuals ever rendered on a home console. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 22 Apr. 2023 Advertisement Also on display at that showcase was a vegan buffalo cauliflower mac and cheese bowl, a returning item at the Crafty Mac concessions stand this year. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2023
His Instagram, which had previously featured bits from D’Elia’s stand-up routines and clips from his podcast, suddenly showcased a softer side, with family photos and videos sprinkled throughout his feed. Cheyenne Roundtree, Rolling Stone, 16 May 2023 The quintessential mermaid silhouette is said to be created by French couturier Marcel Rochas and was showcased on haute couture catwalks in the early twentieth century. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 16 May 2023 The band again revisited Guthrie’s collection of unpublished songs for Okemah Rising, showcasing a more humorous side of Guthrie’s lyrical wit into adaptations that feel tailor-made for the working class anthems and stories of protest that often inhabit the Dropkick Murphys’ music. Dave Brooks, Billboard, 16 May 2023 The first set photos surfaced yesterday, showcasing how different Lively looks in character with red curly hair. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 16 May 2023 Besides that revelation, the 800 pages of FOIA’ed emails showcase the fawning obsequiousness of GMU’s law school dean and others. Nina Burleigh, The New Republic, 16 May 2023 Social media creator and comedian Sophia Wilson Pelton originally posted about the concept on Twitter in 2021 and made a video about it on TikTok, which has recently surged in popularity as a sound on the app, being used in over 12,000 videos showcasing other users' own selections. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 May 2023 In a bid to secure support, the Turkish leader increased wages and pensions and subsidized electricity and gas bills, while showcasing Turkey's homegrown defense and infrastructure projects. Suzan Fraser And Zeynep Bilginsoy, USA TODAY, 15 May 2023 The beauty mogul shared an Instagram carousel yesterday that showcased her latest LBD look: a black minidress featuring a cone bra from Gaultier’s ready-to-wear Flowers collection. Harper's BAZAAR, 12 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of showcase was in 1803

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Cite this Entry

“Showcase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun
show·​case -ˌkās How to pronounce showcase (audio)
: a protective glass case in which things are displayed


2 of 2 verb
: to exhibit especially in an attractive or favorable way
showcase new talent
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