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tauromachy

[taw-rom-uh-kee]
noun
  1. the art or technique of bullfighting.
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Origin of tauromachy

1840–50; (< Spanish tauromaquia) < Greek tauromachía. See tauro-, -machy
Related formstau·ro·ma·chi·an [tawr-uh-mey-kee-uh n] /ˌtɔr əˈmeɪ ki ən/, adjective
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Historical Examples of tauromachy

  • 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

noun
  1. the art or act of bullfighting
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Derived Formstauromachian (ˌtɔːrəˈmeɪkɪən), adjective

Word Origin for tauromachy

C19: Greek tauromakhia, from tauro- + makhē fight
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