alcove

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noun al·cove \ˈal-ˌkōv\

Definition of alcove

  1. 1a :  a small recessed section of a room :  nookb :  an arched opening (as in a wall) :  niche

  2. 2 :  summerhouse 2

alcoved

play \-ˌkōvd\ adjective

Examples of alcove in a Sentence

  1. a small alcove in one corner of the backyard garden

  2. an ancient vase in an alcove and a sculpture of Achilles on a stand in the museum's Greek Hall

Origin and Etymology of alcove

French alcôve, from Spanish alcoba, from Arabic al-qubba the arch


First Known Use: 1655

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ALCOVE Defined for English Language Learners

alcove

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noun al·cove \ˈal-ˌkōv\

Definition of alcove for English Language Learners

  • : a small section of a room that is set back from the rest of it


ALCOVE Defined for Kids

alcove

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noun al·cove \ˈal-ˌkōv\

Definition of alcove for Students

  1. :  a small part of a room set back from the rest of it



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