Definition of grotto
1 : cave
2 : an artificial recess or structure made to resemble a natural cave
Examples of grotto in a Sentence
at the heart of the shrine is a small rocky grotto into which pilgrims can descend
Recent Examples of grotto from the Web
A whimsical grotto has been added as the central element of the fountain wall.
Scale-model kids chasing butterflies on the nature trails, while scale-model gamblers split and doubled down at the scale-model blackjack tables in the deep grottoes of the casinos.
Letters need to arrive before December 13 to ensure a reply, while Santa can be seen broadcasting live from his grotto over the Internet on his very own webcam at www.royalmail.com/santamail. AP and Reuters contributed to this report.
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Origin and Etymology of grotto
Italian grotta, grotto, from Latin crypta cavern, crypt
First Known Use: 1617
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Definition of grotto for English Language Learners
: a small cave
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