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 A week later, Culkin sits under a pergola shaded with wisteria, drinking an Italian soda. Hunter Harris, Vulture, 30 Aug. 2021 Cover: Protect an expensive laptop or priceless handwritten notes from rain with a freestanding pergola or gazebo or a pop-up canopy. oregonlive, 16 June 2021 Take a dip in the 30-foot heated pool, or lounge in a chair in the sun or under the shaded pergola. Kristen Shirley, Travel + Leisure, 4 Oct. 2021 Who among us has not wanted to swing from the beams of a restaurant pergola while unsuspecting brunch patrons watch in awe? Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 20 July 2021 Nathan Hintz, the foundation president, said the organization is committed to raising $20,000 for the garden, which will contain two fountains and a pergola where vines can grow. Steve Sadin,, 10 Sep. 2021 The property also includes a heated saltwater pool and Jacuzzi, a wood-burning oven and a pergola. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 23 July 2021 Her park was rededicated in 2015 and now features a splash pad and a small pergola. cleveland, 28 Aug. 2021 There’s also a deck on the third floor, an outdoor Jacuzzi off the primary suite and a rooftop entertaining area with a pergola and barbecue. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 23 Aug. 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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“Pergola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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