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[taw-rom-uh-kee] /tɔˈrɒm ə ki/
the art or technique of bullfighting.
Origin of tauromachy
1840-50; (< Spanish tauromaquia) < Greek tauromachía. See tauro-, -machy
Related forms
[tawr-uh-mey-kee-uh n] /ˌtɔr əˈmeɪ ki ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The further my acquaintance with the ring extended, the more convinced I became that tauromachy will last as long as Spain lasts.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
  • If tauromachy will last in Spain as long as Spain lasts, so likewise will those who practise the art he held in honour.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
  • Gallardo smiled, and asked about the school of tauromachy established by Pescadero near his tavern.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • On the boards nailed together, that served as a door, was posted a great bill which announced, "School of tauromachy."

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
British Dictionary definitions for tauromachy


the art or act of bullfighting
Derived Forms
tauromachian (ˌtɔːrəˈmeɪkɪən) adjective
Word Origin
C19: Greek tauromakhia, from tauro- + makhē fight
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