the art or technique of bullfighting.
Origin of tauromachy
1840–50;Related formstau·ro·ma·chi·an [tawr-uh-mey-kee-uh n] /ˌtɔr əˈmeɪ ki ən/, adjective
(< Spanish tauromaquia
) < Greek tauromachía.
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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.
If tauromachy will last in Spain as long as Spain lasts, so likewise will those who practise the art he held in honour.
Gallardo smiled, and asked about the school of tauromachy established by Pescadero near his tavern.
On the boards nailed together, that served as a door, was posted a great bill which announced, "School of Tauromachy."
British Dictionary definitions for tauromachy
Derived Formstauromachian (ˌtɔːrəˈmeɪkɪən), adjective
the art or act of bullfighting
Word Origin for tauromachy
C19: Greek tauromakhia, from tauro- + makhē fight
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