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corrida

[kaw-ree-duh; Spanish kawr-ree-th ah]
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noun, plural cor·ri·das [kaw-ree-duh z; Spanish kawr-ree-th ahs] /kɔˈri dəz; Spanish kɔrˈri ðɑs/.
  1. a bullfight.

Origin of corrida

1895–1900; < Spanish, short for corrida de toros literally, course, running of bulls; corrida, feminine of corrido, past participle of correr < Latin currere to run
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Examples from the Web for corrida

Historical Examples

  • We have purchased our seat in the sombra of the great bull-ring, and the corrida is about to begin.

    Mexico

    Charles Reginald Enock

  • It was not every day in the year that he drove to a corrida.

  • Montes, one of the most celebrated of them, was killed in a corrida in Madrid.

  • This corrida marked an epoch, but it acquired the proportions of a catastrophe.

    Unexplored Spain

    Abel Chapman

  • Following the corrida in Madrid he had to fight in all the rings in Spain.

    The Blood of the Arena

    Vicente Blasco Ibez


British Dictionary definitions for corrida

corrida

noun
  1. the Spanish word for bullfight

Word Origin

Spanish, from the phrase corrida de toros, literally: a running of bulls, from correr to run, from Latin currere
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