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nounplural noun torsos, plural noun torsi/-sē/

  • 1The trunk of the human body.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘It covered all of the lower torso and upper lower body, and cut back into a curve across the legs opposite the shoulder strap.’
    • ‘While the couple's bodies do not seem as tall and elongated as runway models, their slim slouching torsos fit the body ideal of contemporary advertising campaigns.’
    • ‘Suddenly a clenching pain in his lower torso seared throughout his body, stopping him just short of his target.’
    • ‘Alex fired madly at Gabriel's body, piercing his torso, legs, and arms multiple times.’
    • ‘Tom swayed on his backswing because his hands drifted too far away from his body, pulling his torso with them.’
    • ‘The great player had an extraordinary body, a powerful torso atop thin legs.’
    • ‘The key to Stewart's success is the quick thrust he gets with his torso and upper body as he tries to rush past a defender.’
    • ‘The PASGT Vest is a front opening design which protects the upper torso of the body.’
    • ‘Almost all of my torso and lower body had been numb in the first place, so the result was merely a dull ache.’
    • ‘She tiredly stretched her arms towards the sky and turned her torso to loosen her body up.’
    • ‘There was a loud crack, and Gekido's entire body, from the torso up, bent side ways.’
    • ‘The trunk of the android was as identical to that of a human torso in metal armor as it could be, only it had a type of battery pack attached to its back.’
    • ‘Your neck is the vital connecting corridor between the most important parts of your body, your head and your torso.’
    • ‘Todd and his team found the mechanisms behind the visual effect by analyzing a 3 - D picture of a human torso.’
    • ‘The bar remains close to her body as her torso lowers, providing a greater stretch through the hamstrings.’
    • ‘The dull pains that occur in a partially obstructed viscus seem often to be worse with the torso fully extended.’
    • ‘The rash began on his back but spread to his torso and extremities.’
    torso, trunk, chest, stomach, middle
    1. 1.1The trunk of a statue without, or considered independently of, the head and limbs.
      ‘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.’
      • ‘The gigantic, colourful idols are made with straw and clay, starting with the making of straw figurines for the torso.’
      • ‘Woman, symbolized by the torso, is always represented fragmented, cinched or bound.’
      • ‘More successful as independent works was a pair of flour-sack-shaped beeswax torsos, placed in corners of the gallery, bearing male and female characteristics.’
      • ‘Black cloth outlines the space of the work with cast sculptures of pregnant torsos hanging from the ceiling.’
      • ‘This sculpture describes the torso of a female in a standing position.’
      • ‘The suggested torso of the sculpture is full of holes, cracked and imparting a sense of sadness.’
      • ‘All glimmering with light, some read as striated landscapes, others as fragmented torsos.’
      • ‘In other works, bare-backed torsos hold slightly different poses, arms akimbo, hanging or folded, head turned slightly this way or that.’
      • ‘He was involved in Arte Povera and Happenings, for example, and in 1980 he began making over-life-size heads and torsos carved in polyurethane or marble.’
      • ‘The background is a crowd consisting of heads, heads and shoulders, and partial torsos, painted in white, gray, and black.’
      • ‘Here, five figures made of light gray bronze have bald heads and slender arms and torsos.’
      • ‘In each square, two or three precise, sinuous lines evoke either a torso, bent legs or shoulders.’
      • ‘The image is of an upper torso of a girl who wears a yellow t-shirt with ‘I am a girl’ inscribed on it.’
      • ‘Here, the standing figure of the group is presented as Orpheus, while the torso of the dying youth is disguised as an attendant lion.’
      • ‘Crudely outlined heads and torsos are presented in simple, frontal poses and often resemble classical statuary more than living men.’
      • ‘Women were shown with rounded torsos and broad hips and men were heavily muscled, showing the influence of antique statues.’
      • ‘Among the terracottas found there, were Buddha heads, torsos of bodies and pieces of drapery belongings to Buddha figures of monks and laymen and women profusely decorated.’
      sculpture, carving, effigy, three-dimensional representation
    2. 1.2An unfinished or mutilated thing, especially a work of art or literature.
      • ‘the Requiem torso was preceded by the cantata’



/ˈtôrsō/ /ˈtɔrsoʊ/


Late 18th century from Italian, literally ‘stalk, stump’, from Latin thyrsus (see thyrsus).