per·​go·​la | \ ˈpər-gə-lə How to pronounce pergola (audio) , pər-ˈgō- How to pronounce pergola (audio) \

Definition of pergola

1 : arbor, trellis
2 : a structure usually consisting of parallel colonnades supporting an open roof of girders and cross rafters

Examples of pergola in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Buyers can also choose from upgrades such as a pergola, cabana, hot tub, fire pit and outdoor shower. Jennifer Castenson, Forbes, "3D Printed Project With 15 Net Zero Energy Homes Is Just The Tip Of This Tech’s Future," 5 Apr. 2021 Book this three-bedroom beach oasis in Santa Rosa Beach, which is perfect for families looking to relax either on nearby beaches or together under the home's pergola. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "Ready to Plan a Family Vacation? These Are the Most Popular Family Stays on Airbnb," 29 Mar. 2021 The interactive spaces sit under the shade of the pergola, and are defined by a path of brick pavers laid out in a herringbone pattern. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "With West End Square, Dallas gets a (very) smart park," 25 Mar. 2021 This spacious pergola with a sling canopy offers 120 square feet of entertaining space. Sian Babish,, "How to get your outdoor space ready for warmer months," 6 Mar. 2021 Building a backyard pergola significantly grows the value of your home. Jorie Nicole Mcdonald, Southern Living, "How To Build A Pergola, and Why Your Home Needs One This Season," 18 Mar. 2021 Outside, a wooden pergola protects an outdoor eating retreat. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.5M Ann Arbor home's landscape is replica of famous golf course grounds," 13 Mar. 2021 The outdoor living space has a fireplace near gardens, a saltwater pool, hot tub and pergola. oregonlive, "Curling iron inventor’s Portland palace for sale at $2.9 million," 10 Mar. 2021 Dining indulgences include enjoying a floating water brunch served in the pool and a five-course dinner under the stars in a private beach pergola. Judy Koutsky, Travel + Leisure, "21 Babymoon Ideas for Every Type of Traveler," 6 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of pergola

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pergola

Italian, from Latin pergula

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9 Apr 2021

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“Pergola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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