Meaning of “alcove” in the English Dictionary

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"alcove" in British English

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alcovenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæl.kəʊv/ us /ˈæl.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.

(Definition of “alcove” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"alcove" in American English

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alcovenoun [ C ]

us /ˈæl·koʊv/ also recess

a small space in a room, formed by one part of a wall being farther back than the parts on each side

(Definition of “alcove” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)