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 The garden also has a reading pergola called Miss Sealie’s Corner, named after Scott's grandmother. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 19 May 2022 The slatted table, made by Belgian furniture company Ethnicraft, mimics the lines of the redwood pergola. Christine Lennon, Sunset Magazine, 13 May 2022 Above our heads, the pillars and struts of the pergola looked like the masts of a gigantic ship—their edges rounded, like huge pencils, to diminish the force of winds that can pummel the tower. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2022 Building a perfect pergola requires ample time and exact measurements. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Dec. 2021 The best table inside the luxe restaurant is made for groups, set under a pergola and backed by a blue marbled backsplash, and dishes are artfully plated on colorful, traditional ware. Jess Lander, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Apr. 2022 The pool deck includes a pergola with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue for al fresco dining, along with a hot tub and outdoor shower. New York Times, 2 Feb. 2022 The chef’s kitchen and family room both open to a dining pergola complete with an alley of melaleuca trees. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2022 The kitchen and family room open to an outdoor dining pergola that looks onto a grass path lined with melaleuca trees. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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27 May 2022

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“Pergola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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