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noun as in nook, secluded spot

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They ducked into an alcove alongside the building, trying to block the young students’ view of the carnage.

Favorite with the yacht set, the oldest coastal town founded by Croats, Sibernik, is a delightful spot built in an alcove where river meets sea.

The room had floor-to-ceiling windows, and Rothko agreed to paint a triptych to fill an alcove on the room’s west wall, and two more paintings to face them from the east.

In the alcove beyond the check-in desk, Sanchez and Diaz installed their gurney along a vacant stretch of beige hallway.

As well as embedding objects in them, some had small, undecorated alcoves just big enough for a single person to crouch within.

Portraits of the Rolling Stones and other easily recognizable stars populate the small, alcove-like room straight ahead.

Gwynne walked about the large old-fashioned room with its bow-window, and alcove for the bed.

In a special alcove was a large number of priceless Fourteenth and Sixteenth Century editions.

In the shadow of an alcove seat Maxwell stood with a small black envelope in his hand.

Cheap, but pretty, curtains hung before the windows and about the alcove where the bed was.

They stepped aside into an alcove set with card-tables, and Susannah gazed away from her companion and down the crowded ballroom.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to alcove, such as: compartment, cubicle, anteroom, bay, bower, and corner.

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