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[kaw-ree-duh; Spanish kawr-ree-th ah] /kɔˈri də; Spanish kɔrˈri ðɑ/
noun, plural corridas
[kaw-ree-duh z; Spanish kawr-ree-th ahs] /kɔˈri dəz; Spanish kɔrˈri ðɑs/ (Show IPA)
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 Unabridged
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  • Moreover, even our host admitted that this time the corrida would be shorn of its foremost attraction.

    Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram
  • Seora Angustias displayed satisfaction, just as after a corrida.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • It was not every day in the year that he drove to a corrida.

  • He had fought his first corrida in Madrid with a deplorable result.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Wherever we turned we encountered suggestions of the corrida.

    Spanish Highways and Byways Katharine Lee Bates
  • Surely it is impossible to defend this element of the corrida.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
  • We have purchased our seat in the sombra of the great bull-ring, and the corrida is about to begin.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • Travellers, however, are almost unanimous in their conclusion that pleasure is vainly sought in frequenting the corrida de toros.

  • There was not room for all and thousands were left outside the plaza anxiously awaiting the news of the corrida.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • And yet golf in Madrid is strengthening, and by ever so little the corrida, so they tell me, is weakening.

    The Happy Golfer Henry Leach
British Dictionary definitions for corrida


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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