torii

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noun to·rii \ˈtȯr-ē-ˌē\

Definition of torii

plural

torii

  1. :  a Japanese gateway of light construction commonly built at the approach to a Shinto shrine

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Origin and Etymology of torii

Japanese


First Known Use: 1727


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