ga·​ze·​bo | \ gə-ˈzē-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce gazebo (audio) also -ˈzā- \
plural gazebos

Definition of gazebo

1 : belvedere
2 : a freestanding roofed structure usually open on the sides

Examples of gazebo in a Sentence

a gazebo on the mansion's south lawn
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First Known Use of gazebo

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gazebo

perhaps from gaze entry 1 + Latin -ebo (as in videbo I shall see)

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17 May 2022

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“Gazebo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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ga·​ze·​bo | \ gə-ˈzē-bō How to pronounce gazebo (audio) \
plural gazebos

Kids Definition of gazebo

: a small building (as in a garden or park) that is usually open on the sides

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