nunnery

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

Definition of nunnery

: a convent of nuns

Examples of nunnery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Buddhist nuns giving prayers to express their gratitude before eating at a nunnery in Sagaing, Myanmar. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Aging Robin Hood returns from war and finds Maid Marian in a nunnery and the sheriff of Nottingham in charge. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2021 Aging Robin Hood returns from war and finds Maid Marian in a nunnery and the sheriff of Nottingham in charge. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2021 Aging Robin Hood returns from war and finds Maid Marian in a nunnery and the sheriff of Nottingham in charge. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2021 Aging Robin Hood returns from war and finds Maid Marian in a nunnery and the sheriff of Nottingham in charge. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2021 The area around the nunnery is not an easy place to live. Robert Presutti, New York Times, 22 Apr. 2020 The nunnery looked oddly like a women’s madrassa in Qom, the country’s religious centre, and the audience seemed thrilled by a female rebel challenging the stifling atmosphere. The Economist, 28 Jan. 2020 When Lee first began volunteering 20 years ago, the nunnery was home to about 30 nuns. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 20 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of nunnery

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2021

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“Nunnery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nunnery. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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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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