English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

English Dictionary

torso  (ˈtɔːsəʊ



(plural) -sos -si   (-sɪ) 
  1. the trunk of the human body
  2. a statue of a nude human trunk, esp without the head or limbs
  3. something regarded as incomplete or truncated

Word Origin

C18: from Italian: stalk, stump, from Latin: thyrsus

Translations for 'torso'

  • British English: torso Your torso is the main part of your body, and does not include your head, arms, and legs. NOUNThe man had the bulky upper torso of a weightlifter.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: torso
  • Chinese: 躯干躯軀干幹
  • European Spanish: torso
  • French: torse
  • German: Torso
  • Italian: torso
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 몸통
  • Portuguese: torso
  • Spanish: torso

Example Sentences Including 'torso'

She stared around, recoiling in disgust at the headless torso of the dog Newington had slaughtered, then tossed into the far corner.
Grace, C.L A Shrine of Murders
The Countess gazed at the mangled torso laid out on the cobbles of the courtyard, then looked up at the beadle.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
He pulled off his damp shirt and washed his face and torso , drying them on a thick blue towel.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life


Log in to comment on this word.