Meaning of torii


Pronunciation: (tôr'ē-ē", tōr'-), [key]
— pl. to•ri•i.
  1. (in Japan) a form of decorative gateway or portal, consisting of two upright wooden posts connected at the top by two horizontal crosspieces, commonly found at the entrance to Shinto temples.
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