Definition of nunnery in English:


Syllabification: nun·ner·y
Pronunciation: /ˈnənərē

noun (plural nunneries)

A building or group of buildings in which nuns live as a religious community; a convent.
More example sentences
  • You have to go to a desert, or to a monastery, a nunnery or an abbey.
  • These monks and nuns live in their monasteries or nunneries all the rest of their lives, with no contact with the outside world.
  • In Scotland there were a dozen or so nunneries, mainly Cistercian, and in Ireland about ten of the 140 monasteries were nunneries, all of them for regular canonesses.
convent, priory, abbey, cloister, religious community

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