torso

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noun tor·so \ˈtȯr-(ˌ)sō\

Definition of torso

plural

torsos

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torsi

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  1. 1 :  the human trunk

  2. 2 :  a sculptured representation of the trunk of a human body

  3. 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

Origin and Etymology of torso

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


First Known Use: 1722


TORSO Defined for English Language Learners

torso

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noun tor·so \ˈtȯr-(ˌ)sō\

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

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noun tor·so \ˈtȯr-sō\

Definition of torso for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

torso

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noun tor·so \ˈtȯr-(ˌ)sō\

Medical Definition of torso

plural

torsos

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torsi

\ˈtȯr-ˌsē\play
  1. :  the human trunk


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