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  1. tonsure

    • IPA[ˈtɒnʃə]

    英式

    • n.
      a part of a monk's or priest's head left bare on top by shaving off the hair;an act of shaving the top of a monk's or priest's head as a preparation for entering a religious order
    • v.
      shave the hair on top of (a monk's or priest's head); give a tonsure to
    • verb: tonsure, 3rd person present: tonsures, gerund or present participle: tonsuring, past tense: tonsured, past participle: tonsured

    • noun: tonsure, plural noun: tonsures

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a part of a monk's or priest's head left bare on top by shaving off the hair his hair is thinning up there—soon he'll have a tonsure like a monk's
    • an act of shaving the top of a monk's or priest's head as a preparation for entering a religious order he received the tonsure

    動詞

    • 1. shave the hair on top of (a monk's or priest's head); give a tonsure to Louis's half-brothers were tonsured and sent away to monasteries a tonsured monk
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    • IPA[ˈtän(t)SHər]

    美式

    • n.
      a part of a monk's or priest's head left bare on top by shaving off the hair: his hair is thinning up there—soon he'll have a tonsure like a monk's
    • v.
      shave the hair on top of (a monk's or priest's head); give a tonsure to: Louis's half-brothers were tonsured and sent away to monasteries a tonsured monk

    Oxford American Dictionary