A glass-paneled cabinet or case for displaying articles such as china, objects d'art, or fine merchandise.(noun)
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Use "vitrine" in a sentence
"A glass vitrine of bullets spells out the ranks of the Sudanese army."
"Either way, it feels like a privilege to be able to pick up and leaf through such an extensive display rather than gaze mutely at it through the glass of a vitrine."
"The pieces have a shadow box feel to them because each episode is contained in some kind of vitrine like container, including a large suspended sphere that is a whole world unto itself."