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tonsure

ton·sure

tonsure

 
pronunciation:
tan shr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of cutting the hair or shaving the head, esp. the crown, or the state resulting therefrom.
definition 2: the shaved or bare crown, esp. a bald spot on the head of a monk, shaved as a religious rite.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tonsured, tonsures, tonsuring
definition: to shave the head or crown of.