- a glass cabinet or case, especially for displaying art objects.
Origin of vitrine
Examples from the Web for vitrine
Contemporary Examples of vitrine
The Jeff Koons was a pink balloon phallus, the Damien Hirst was salami-sliced and in a vitrine.My Biennale Favorites
June 8, 2009
Historical Examples of vitrine
The plainest of civilian garb of the late sixties was in the vitrine, and near by was the bed in which he actually managed to die.Diplomatic Days
Those four exceptional windows of the choir aisle sparkle with the jeweled intensity of the golden age of the vitrine art.How France Built Her Cathedrals
Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
- a glass display case or cabinet for works of art, curios, etc
Word Origin for vitrine
1880, from French vitrine, from vitre "glass" (see vitreous).