Definition of shop window in English:

shop window

(also shopwindow)

noun

  • A window of a store, in which goods are displayed.

    • ‘Claire's cake is currently on display in the shop window, but Suzanne warns it's not as mouth-watering as it looks.’
    • ‘Lady Victoria Burnsley walked down the cobbled streets of London, stopping occasionally to admire a dress in a shop window or converse with a friend.’
    • ‘Pretending to stop and look in a shop window, he turned quickly and set his back against a wall as they came up, knowing that they had come for him.’
    • ‘Bananas were displayed in a London shop window - the first time the fruit had been seen in Britain.’
    • ‘People in Dublin stood in stunned silence outside of a shop window displaying dozens of televisions playing the surreal images.’
    • ‘Residents can see the proposed planning guidelines for developers on display in a shop window next to Silver End library, for five weeks from today.’
    • ‘When we got closer to the store, I stopped in front of a shop window.’
    • ‘One day a man looked in a shop window and saw the accordion: black enamel, ivory keys, mother of pearl buttons.’
    • ‘By the early 1970s, wooden mythological figurines began to appear in his shop window between his kidneys and his chops.’
    • ‘In 1993 he hypnotised a man in a Liverpool shop window to sleep, on display, for eight continuous days.’
    • ‘Making her way onto the main street, she found a shop window and inspected her appearance.’
    • ‘My husband jokes every time we pass by a shop window because I have to stop and be amazed at the sparkles.’
    • ‘But then if you see a pair of shoes in a shop window and decide to purchase them you have entered into a legal contract in that he will give you a pair of shoes worthy of their purpose and you will give him the cash.’
    • ‘It's also a shop window for talent scouts from top English clubs, of course, so the prospects are bright indeed for the Cushlough man.’
    • ‘Her shop window, in the electorate of the Minister of Police, had been ram-raided by people wanting drugs, and they got them.’
    • ‘The council objected to a window design that was not in sympathy with the traditional shop windows or cottage windows of the vicinity and the application was refused.’
    • ‘I pointed at a hideous poofy pink dress in a nearby shop window.’
    • ‘A silver-coloured female torso displayed in the shop window attracts a lot of attention from the street.’
    • ‘With a sigh, Lucien paused to press his nose against a bakery shop window.’
    • ‘The woman sighed gruffly and pushed her cart towards a store shop window, where several televisions sets were being displayed.’

Pronunciation:

shop window

/ˈˌSHäp ˈˌwindō/