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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

Examples of showcase in a Sentence

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
May 19 is Animation Day at Cannes, with a full day of programming that includes an animation showcase, a panel discussion and other networking opportunities. Karen Idelson, Variety, 19 May 2024 Those stupid showcases were key for the actor, who was cast even though the movie studio wanted a comedian for the role. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 18 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for showcase 

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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 26 May. 2024.

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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