- A recess, typically in the wall of a room or of a garden.More example sentences
- Large social gatherings usually take place in a special room with two alcoves built into a wall.
- They headed to the control room, a small alcove in the wall with a window cut out of it to see the entire hangar.
- The muted lighting seeping from recessed light fixtures in alcoves along the wall cast many a shadow throughout the room.
late 16th century: from French alcôve, from Spanish alcoba, from Arabic al-ḳubba 'the vault'.