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See also: alcôve
alcove (plural alcoves)
- (architecture) A small recessed area set off from a larger room.
- 1919, Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop, New York, N.Y.: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, OCLC 57198313, page 4:
- It was very different from such bookstores as he had been accustomed to patronize. Two stories of the old house had been thrown into one: the lower space was divided into little alcoves; above, a gallery ran round the wall, which carried books to the ceiling.
- A shady retreat.
- The house was situated in a leafy alcove.
small recessed area
- plural of