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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)

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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)
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