plural of alcove
as in pavilions
a freestanding airy structure in a scenic setting (as a park) typically offering commanding views a small alcove in one corner of the backyard garden

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as in nooks
a hollowed-out space in a wall an ancient vase in an alcove and a sculpture of Achilles on a stand in the museum's Greek Hall

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“Alcoves.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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