Part of speech: noun

A convent for nuns.

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Usage examples "nunnery":

  1. As I knew that the farther I was from the nunnery, the less chance I had of being supposed an impostor, I gained the high road, and ran as fast as I could in the direction from Marseilles to Toulouse. - "The Pacha of Many Tales", Captain Frederick Marryat.
  2. Not yet twenty- six, and in a nunnery! - "Beyond", John Galsworthy.
  3. Next morning Brother Copas visited the outer office of the Nunnery and carefully inspected the Nurses' Diary. - "Brother Copas", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.