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swordplay

[ sawrd-pley, sohrd- ]
/ ˈsɔrdˌpleɪ, ˈsoʊrd- /
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noun
the action or technique of wielding a sword; fencing.
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Origin of swordplay

First recorded in 1620–30; sword + play

OTHER WORDS FROM swordplay

swordplayer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for swordplay

swordplay
/ (ˈsɔːdˌpleɪ) /

noun
the action or art of fighting with a sword
verbal sparring

Derived forms of swordplay

swordplayer, noun
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