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English definition of “alcove”

alcove

noun [C]     /ˈæl.kəʊv/ US  /-koʊv/
a small space in a room, formed by one part of a wall being further back than the parts on each side: We've put some bookshelves in the alcove.Walls and parts of walls
(Definition of alcove noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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