English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

torso (ˈtɔːsəʊ Pronunciation for torso



(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'

A month later they learned that his upper torso had been identified.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
Cog has a head, eyes, two arms, hands and a torso - and its proportions were originally measured from the body of a researcher in the lab.
Spiked (2003)
Guttorm's legs fall forward, but his torso drops back into the room.
David Day Tolkien's Ring
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
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
Soon after the conversation, Downey, 30, was shot in the torso and head.
Toronto Sun (2003)
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)
They do not believe the crime is connected to the black magic killing of a young boy whose torso was recovered from the Thames last year.
Glasgow Herald (2002)


Log in to comment on this word.