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tauromachy

[taw-rom-uh-kee] /tɔˈrɒm ə ki/
noun
1.
the art or technique of bullfighting.
Origin of tauromachy
1840-1850
1840-50; (< Spanish tauromaquia) < Greek tauromachía. See tauro-, -machy
Related forms
tauromachian
[tawr-uh-mey-kee-uh n] /ˌtɔr əˈmeɪ ki ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the Web for tauromachy
Historical Examples
  • 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

tauromachy

/tɔːˈrɒməkɪ/
noun
1.
the art or act of bullfighting
Derived Forms
tauromachian (ˌtɔːrəˈmeɪkɪən) adjective
Word Origin
C19: Greek tauromakhia, from tauro- + makhē fight
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