Definition of torso in English:

torso

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɔːsəʊ
 
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noun (plural torsos or US also torsi /-siː/)

  • 1The trunk of the human body.
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    • The royal family are shown with elongated skulls and pear-shaped bodies with skinny torsos and arms but fuller hips, stomachs and thighs.
    • Cross your arms over your chest, squeeze your glutes and slowly raise your torso until your body forms a straight line.
    • Any time you do dips you're working your whole torso, your upper trunk and your arms at the same time.
  • 1.1The trunk of a statue without, or considered independently of, the head and limbs.
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    • Casts have also been made of other parts of the human body, for instance, limbs or torsos, for use as models by sculptors who work in stone or other materials.
    • The quiet square evokes the classical arcades and statuary of antiquity (the sculpture is a torso of Aphrodite).
    • Bronze idol of Ganapathi, with finely proportioned torsos and exquisitely designed limbs is a cynosure of all eyes.
  • 1.2An unfinished or mutilated thing, especially a work of art or literature: the Requiem torso was preceded by the cantata

Origin

late 18th century: from Italian, literally 'stalk, stump', from Latin thyrsus (see thyrsus).

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