Definition of nun in English:

nun

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Pronunciation: /nʌn
 
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noun

  • 2Any of a number of birds whose plumage resembles a nun’s habit, especially an Asian mannikin.
  • 2.1A pigeon of a breed with a crest on its neck.

Derivatives

nunhood

noun

nunlike

adjective
More example sentences
  • Many of the men wore white skullcaps and long white robes, dishdashas, and the women were either scarved and covered or in the full abaya, a black nunlike garb.
  • A square window in a stark white door slides open, framing a nurse in a white room wearing a white nunlike getup.

nunnish

adjective

Origin

Old English nonne, from ecclesiastical Latin nonna, feminine of nonnus 'monk', reinforced by Old French nonne.

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