noun, plural nun·ner·ies.
Origin of nunnery
Examples from the Web for nunnery
Yes, the capricious, man-eating screen siren has, quite literally, gotten thee to a nunnery.
It was Radegunds wish that they should be fetched from Tours to her nunnery by a procession headed by the bishop of Poitiers.Woman under Monasticism|Lina Eckenstein
It is possible that she had entered the nunnery some time166 before that.Mazes and Labyrinths|W. H. Matthews
How shall it be told that Emma of Normandy was beholden to a nunnery for her handmaidens?King Olaf's Kinsman|Charles Whistler
I think he finally overthrew her in his mind with "Get thee to a nunnery!"The Gay Cockade|Temple Bailey
She retired to the nunnery to pass the remainder of her days, after the marriage of the king, in seclusion.