a cave or cavern.
an artificial cavernlike recess or structure.
- grottoed, adjective
- grot·to·like, adjective
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How to use grotto in a sentence
Below the side valley Gurkang-pu, on the left, pebble beds stand in perpendicular walls with numerous caves and grottos.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Sven Hedin
Two of these small pools have vertical sides of blue ice like entrances to marvellous fairy grottos.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Sven Hedin
Neither statues, mummies, nor any other movable objects have been found in these grottos.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) | Georges Perrot
This cavern was one of those natural grottos, so many of which are to be found in these regions.The Tiger-Slayer | Gustave Aimard
Whether the Koppenburg contains any grottos I am unable to say.Archaic England | Harold Bayley
British Dictionary definitions for grotto
a small cave, esp one with attractive features
a construction in the form of a cave, esp as in landscaped gardens during the 18th century
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