Definition of "nunnery" []

  • A convent of nuns. (noun)
  • The convent or religious house of a community of nuns (noun)

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Use "nunnery" in a sentence
  • "Our training took place at The Novitiate Nazareth, a very nice retreat center that is a convent aka nunnery by some locals."
  • "But when the bishop came to visit a nunnery, that is precisely what happened."
  • "During three centuries, the nunnery was a neighbour of the monastery, but, in 910, as the Huns were wasting the country, the nuns, with the help of the Emperor Louis III, constructed a fortified convent in the valley."