alcove


alcove

noun

Definition of ALCOVE

1
a freestanding airy structure in a scenic setting (as a park) typically offering commanding views <a small alcove in one corner of the backyard garden>
Related Words trellis
2
a hollowed-out space in a wall <an ancient vase in an alcove and a sculpture of Achilles on a stand in the museum's Greek Hall>
Synonyms alcove, nook, recess

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