torso

noun
tor·​so | \ ˈtȯr-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce torso (audio) \
plural torsos or torsi\ ˈtȯr-​ˌsē How to pronounce torso (audio) \

Definition of torso

1 : the human body apart from the head, neck, arms, and legs : 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

exercises that strengthen the torso

First Known Use of torso

1722, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for torso

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

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“Torso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torso. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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torso

noun

English Language Learners Definition of torso

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

torso

noun
tor·​so | \ ˈtȯr-sō How to pronounce torso (audio) \

Kids Definition of torso

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

torso

noun
tor·​so | \ ˈtȯr-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce torso (audio) \
plural torsos or torsi\ ˈtȯr-​ˌsē How to pronounce torso (audio) \

Medical Definition of torso

: the human trunk

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