[ UK /ˈælkə‍ʊv/ ]
[ US /ˈæɫˌkoʊv/ ]
  1. a small recess opening off a larger room
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How To Use alcove In A Sentence

  • A long corridor acts as a horizontal spine connecting many small alcoves and hallways while an exposed concrete volume punctures this rectilinear framework as an enigmatic vertical intervention.
  • She had wiggled through a tot-sized aperture in the alcove, and toddled over to a display of butterfly nets four feet away.
  • C was probably a combined cooling and dressing-room, with a seat in its alcove; D, the tepidarium; E, the caldarium; and F, a specially hot room or sudatorium.
  • The organist was a slightish man, white-haired, who seemed to hover in the alcove, his back to the audience, wizardly in his very smallness, and he hit the thunder pedal just as a figure on the screen drew back cowering from some danger above, and laughter swept the auditorium. Underworld
  • Elegantly erotic statues stood once more in alcoves around the room, and the massive murals were nearly finished.
  • The crowd filled, the floor became packed, as a new group of yellow-clad musicians came out---high in an alcove---bearing enormous drums. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • So I slipped through the flies, blundered through the warren of half-remembered alcoves and out the stage door.
  • The room's alcoves ensure that plenty of storage units could be installed without creating a cramped feeling.
  • The ward was clearly badly managed anyway - the idea of mixing genders in the alcoves made a lot of people very uncomfortable.
  • We three had wandered away together into an alcove, else, 'tis almost needless to say, our daffing had not been so free. A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45
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