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


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

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gazebo was in 1752

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Cite this Entry

“Gazebo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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ga·​ze·​bo gə-ˈzē-bō How to pronounce gazebo (audio)
plural gazebos
: a freestanding roofed structure usually open on the sides

perhaps from gaze and Latin -ebo, as in videbo "I shall see"

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