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grotto

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noun grot·to \ˈgrä-(ˌ)tō\

Simple Definition of grotto

  • : a small cave

Full Definition of grotto

plural grottoes also grottos

  1. 1 :  cave

  2. 2 :  an artificial recess or structure made to resemble a natural cave

Examples of grotto

  1. <at the heart of the shrine is a small rocky grotto into which pilgrims can descend>



Origin of grotto

Italian grotta, grotto, from Latin crypta cavern, crypt


First Known Use: 1617

Rhymes with grotto



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