torso

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

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Then, lower your torso, arms, and legs back down until your arms and legs are hovering a few inches above the floor. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Work Your Entire Core With This Stability Ball Exercise From Celebrity Trainer Astrid Swan," 10 Apr. 2019 Less than an hour into London’s annual Fabulous Fund Fair, a 12-year-old boy held an orange shopping bag larger than his torso, the royal blue handles slung over the shoulders of his suit jacket. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "Natalia Vodianova Puts the Fabulous in Her Fabulous Fund Fair With Vuitton, Dior, and Stella McCartney Goodies Up for Grabs," 20 Feb. 2019 One is the concentration of the organs in the torso, which the brain works hard to keep around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, "How Much Do Hot Drinks Help on a Cold Day?," 5 Dec. 2018 This will help give you a sense of what rotating your torso should feel like, Crockford says. Amy Marturana, SELF, "8 Strength Exercises All Beginners Should Learn How to Do," 2 May 2019 Rosalía While taking the stage with J Balvin, Rosalía donned a pale blue jumpsuit, unzipped halfway down her torso to reveal a black bra. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Kacey Musgraves, Tierra Whack, and More Coachella 2019 Weekend 2 Best Celebrity Looks," 21 Apr. 2019 Before you @ me, hear me out: The elbow out is the arm version of the aforementioned leg strategy, providing space between your arm and your torso. Elizabeth Holmes, Marie Claire, "What Do I Do With My Hands In Photos? And Other Important Questions, Answered," 12 Dec. 2018 When your torso is about three-quarters of the way up, pause and then align your arms with your ears. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Why You Should Try Sit-ups With a Mini Resistance Band Around Your Wrists," 18 Apr. 2019 By the time Chris Hemsworth and his torso arrive to raise hell at the trashy hotel El Royale, all of the mysteries have been explained. J.r. Kinnard, The Seattle Times, "‘Bad Times at the El Royale’: First-rate cast checks in, but plot twists fizzle out," 8 Oct. 2018

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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

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 torsi (audio) \

Medical Definition of torso

: the human trunk

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