Definition of nunnery
: a convent of nuns
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One of very few monarchs to have earned madness as a title, the 16th-century Spanish Queen Juana la Loca, was dealt with by being forcibly confined to a nunnery.
She was dispatched to a nunnery upon the death of her husband, Emperor Taizong and, like Liu, hauled herself back to glory through guile and determination.
Qualley is enigmatically alluring as Cathleen, a teenager consumed by ecstatic fever, called to the nunnery by her sudden, enveloping love of God.
At noon, crimson-robed nuns flocked to a gathering at the main nunnery.
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Definition of nunnery for English Language Learners
: a place where nuns live
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