Alcove (noun)

  1. A recess or small room off a larger room, especially one with a niche or special purpose.
  2. A partially enclosed area in a room, typically used as a seating area.

Origin:

Late middle english (originally denoting a covered passage leading to a courtyard): from old french alcove, from arabic al-qubba 'the dome'.

Examples:

  1. The alcove was filled with soft cushions for a cozy nap.
  2. The shelves in the alcove displayed an extensive collection of books.
  3. The alcove provided a perfect place for private conversation.
  4. The children had built a fort in the alcove using blankets and pillows.
  5. The alcove was a secluded spot for a romantic dinner for two.
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