Tonsure – Part of a monk's head left bare on the top by shaving off the hair
(Pronounced ton-shuh (ton as in tonsil))
To remember the definition of the word tonsure, use the following mnemonic:
The tongue had shorn (tonsure) his hair and left the top of the head bare.
Examples of tonsure in a sentence
He was balding fast, with a monk's tonsure.
Both had taken the tonsure and risen to high rank in their respective Buddhist sects.
The Irish Druids seem to have had a peculiar tonsure.