nunnery

noun
nun·​nery | \ ˈnən-rē How to pronounce nunnery (audio) , ˈnə-nə-\
plural nunneries

Definition of nunnery

: a convent of nuns

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The Last Supper,’’ is in the nunnery at Santa Maria delle Grazie, about a 10-minute jaunt from the castle. Michael J. Bailey, BostonGlobe.com, "In Milan, a low-tech saunter through a mecca of high fashion," 18 June 2019 Weave traditional textiles with local artisans, participate in a masked folk dance, and beat a Bhutanese drum during a chanting ceremony at a nunnery. National Geographic, "Bhutan High School Expedition," 12 June 2019 Joina nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Chrissy Teigen, Rose McGowan Respond After Karl Lagerfeld Slams #MeToo Movement," 16 Apr. 2018 What’s more, her structured top boasted an off-the-shoulder shape as well as side cut-outs that would be less than welcome in a nunnery. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Lily Collins Wears Black Sheer Look and Headpiece to Met Gala 2018," 7 May 2018 Join a nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Karl Lagerfeld calls models 'stupid,' 'sordid creatures; Model Alliance fires back," 18 Apr. 2018 Joina nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Chrissy Teigen, Rose McGowan Respond After Karl Lagerfeld Slams #MeToo Movement," 16 Apr. 2018 Join a nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Karl Lagerfeld calls models 'stupid,' 'sordid creatures; Model Alliance fires back," 18 Apr. 2018 First introduced in 1967, as a part of a futuristic bride ensemble, the hat looked both like something out of a nunnery and a science fiction movie. Cady Lang, Time, "15 Times Catholicism Inspired Iconic Fashion Moments," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of nunnery

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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nunnery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nunnery

literary + old-fashioned : a place where nuns live

nunnery

noun
nun·​nery | \ ˈnə-nə-rē How to pronounce nunnery (audio) \
plural nunneries

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