- the action or technique of wielding a sword; fencing.
Origin of swordplay
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Examples from the Web for swordplay
The flashes of lightning in her swordplay are highly interesting.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14
This is no place for swordplay, however brilliant it may be.
You hardly look the part of a lad whos won to freedom by a pretty bit of swordplay.
My failure to run him through in that moment of jeopardy inspired him with a contempt of my swordplay.Bardelys the Magnificent
He swam, rowed, walked, and could tire out any of his colleagues at swordplay or skittles.
- the action or art of fighting with a sword
- verbal sparring
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Word Origin and History for swordplay
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