\ ˈgrät How to pronounce grot (audio) \

Definition of grot

: grotto

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Examples of grot in a Sentence

the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in a long-forgotten grot by a shepherd boy
Recent Examples on the Web The human filters at Twitter will soon have to catch even more grot. The Economist, "Daily chart Twitter starts to tackle doctored videos—not a moment too soon," 5 Mar. 2020 As with many other arrangements, the content industry took up with Facebook on the promise of a simpler life—the knotty grot-work of reach and revenue would be handed over to our betters. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, "The Death of the Good Internet Was an Inside Job," 31 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of grot

1506, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grot

Middle French grotte, from Italian grotta

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“Grot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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