What is the meaning of écrin ? It's not clear from searching the french dictionaries.
Dictation exercise C1
Thanks for those links Jim and Maarten - a couple of sources there that I hadn't used before.
I think you are correct Maarten - un écrin somptueux = a sumptuous setting
Have you tried here? :-
A number of possibilities -- Boîte, coffret, jewellery box. Have a look at the link for all meanings then you can assess the context for your particular query.
Hope this helps.
Haven’t done the full exercise, but from the audio, I think it is referring to the figurative, environmental meaning - a (verdant) setting or background/backdrop.
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