n small space in a room, etc formed by part of the wall being set back; recess 壁凹（墙壁凹进处）; 凹室; 壁龛
*The bed fits neatly into the alcove. 床正好放进壁凹 .
[Date: 1500-1600; Language: French;Origin: alcôve, from Spanish alcoba, from Arabic al-qubbah 'the arch']
a place in the wall of a room that is built further back than the rest of the wall