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shadow box

shad·ow box
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shad-oh boks]
    • /ˈʃæd oʊ bɒks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shad-oh boks]
    • /ˈʃæd oʊ bɒks/

Definition of shadow box words

  • noun shadow box a shallow, rectangular frame fronted with a glass panel, used to show and at the same time protect items on display, as paintings, coins, or jewelry. 1

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Origin of shadow box

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10

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Parts of speech for Shadow box

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

shadow box popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

shadow box usage trend in Literature

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