torso

noun tor·so \ ˈtȯr-(ˌ)sō \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of torso

plural torsos or torsi play \ˈtȯr-ˌsē\
1 :the human trunk
2 :a sculptured representation of the trunk of a human body
3 :something (such as a piece of writing) that is mutilated or left unfinished

Examples of torso in a Sentence

  1. exercises that strengthen the torso

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Origin and Etymology of torso

Italian, literally, stalk, from Latin thyrsus stalk, thyrsus


TORSO Defined for English Language Learners

torso

noun

Definition of torso for English Language Learners

  • : the main part of the human body not including the head, arms, and legs


TORSO Defined for Kids

torso

noun tor·so \ ˈtȯr-sō \

Definition of torso for Students

:the human body except for the head, arms, and legs

Medical Dictionary

torso

noun tor·so \ ˈtȯr-(ˌ)sō \

medical Definition of torso

plural torsos or torsi play \ˈtȯr-ˌsē\
:the human trunk

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