grotto grotto  /ˈɡrɑ ˌtoʊ/


  • (n) a small cave (usually with attractive features)


  1. When he awoke at dawn, the grotto was loud with big little squeaks, the air thick with circling bats.
  2. Privacy is not complete, however; the grotto can be observed through a trap door on the main hall above.
  3. After five days of this she stayed behind in the grotto.


  1. Harveys Lake span due for replacement

    HARVEYS LAKE 8212 Plans to replace the deteriorating Grotto Bridge were discussed Wednesday at a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation meeting in the borough's municipal building.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Times Leader

  2. Game shop owner not fretting over Microsoft used game changes

    Wednesday June 12, 2013 KEITH WHITCOMB JR. Staff Writer BENNINGTON -- While he is not losing sleep over it, the owner of the local used game store is keeping an eye on how Microsoft is handling used games on its new Xbox One gaming system, set for release in November. Keith Carey owns The Gamer’s Grotto, 457 Main St.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bennington Banner

  3. SongFest set for Sunday at Grotto in West Bend

    WEST BEND — The Grotto of the Redemption has announced the lineup for SongFest, scheduled for Sunday, June 9, in West Bend.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Globe Gazette

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  1. Fong said police deemed the area a crime scene "because we're not certain why the incident occurred - as result of human action or whether this was an incident where the animal was able to get out of the grotto."
    on Dec 26, 2007 By: Heather Fong Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "For 150 years, pilgrims have never ceased to come to the grotto of Massabielle to hear the message of conversion and hope which is addressed to them. And we have done the same," Benedict said, reading his homily from a platform where an altar...
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: FOXNews

  3. "Tonight the sound from the Grotto is stronger than the sound of the canons and the guns," Twal, in a golden robe and purple skull cap, said in his sermon from Bethlehem, referring to the Grotto of the Nativity, an underground cave beneath the...
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Fouad Twal Source: Earthtimes (press release)

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