grotto Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “grotto” in the English Dictionary

"grotto" in British English

See all translations

grottonoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡrɒt.əʊ/  us   /ˈɡrɑː.t̬oʊ/ (plural grottoes or grottos)
a ​smallcave, ​especially one that is made to ​lookattractive
(Definition of grotto from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grotto" in American English

See all translations

grottonoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡrɑt̬·oʊ/ (plural grottoes or grottos)
a ​smallcave or an ​artificialstructure that is like a ​cave, esp. one used for ​religiouspurposes
(Definition of grotto from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “grotto”
in Chinese (Simplified) 小洞穴, (尤指用于美化的)人工洞穴…
in Turkish küçük mağara…
in Russian грот…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小洞穴, (尤指用於美化的)人工洞穴…
in Polish grota…
What is the pronunciation of grotto?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “grotto”

Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More