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bullfighting at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Spectacle popular in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, in which matadors ceremonially taunt, and usually kill, bulls in an arena. Spectacles with bulls were common in ancient Crete, Thessaly, and Rome. In the modern era, Roman amphitheaters were rebuilt and embellished for use as bullrings. The largest are in Madrid, Barcelona, and Mexico City. The corrida, which usually involves six individual fights, begins with a procession of matadors and their entourages. At the beginning of each fight an assistant (banderillero) performs a preliminary maneuver to allow the matador to assess the animal's behavior. The matador then performs his capework, drawing the bull as close to him as possible without being gored. This is followed by the entrance of the picadors, horsemen who jab the bull with lances to weaken its neck and shoulder muscles. The matador then ritually slays the bull using a sword. In the Portuguese version of the ritual, the bull is fought from horseback and is not killed. Bullfighting has been banned in many countries.

Bullfighting at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bullfight \Bull"fight`\, Bullfighting \Bull"fight`ing\, n.
A barbarous sport, of great antiquity, in which men torment,
and fight with, a bull or bulls in an arena, for public
amusement, -- still popular in Spain. -- {Bull"fight`er}, n.

bullfighting at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the activity at a bullfight

bullfighting at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Alternative forms

* bull-fighting


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  • A performance art popular in Spain and many former Spanish colonies in which a matador manipulates and ultimately kills a bull at close range.
    1. Inter: quote-book » title=Category: W - :Cattle|Wikipedia:Cattle | year=2007 | passage=

    In Portugal, Spain, Southern France and some Latin American countries, bulls are used in the sport of bullfighting.


    * tauromachy Inter: qualifier » formal, bullfight


    Inter: trans-top » a sport popular in Spain and Mexico
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցլամարտ|tr=c’lamart
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|公牛戰鬥|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|公牛战斗|tr=gōngniú zhàndòu|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|鬥牛|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|斗牛|tr=dòuniú|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|stierenvechten|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|härkätaistelu
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|tauromachie|f, Inter: t+ » fr|corrida|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Stierkampf
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ταυρομαχία|tr=tauromachía|sc=Grek
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מלחמת שוורים|f|tr=milkhemet shvarym|sc=Hebr

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|bikaviadal
  • Italian: toromachia {{f}}, Inter: t- » it|corrida|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|闘牛|tr=とうぎゅう, tōgyū|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|雄牛の戦い|tr=おうしのたたかい, oushi-no tatakai|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|황소 싸움|tr=hwangso ssaum|sc=Kore
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|tauromachia|f
  • Maltese: ġlieda tat-toru
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|coridă|f
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|бой быков|m|tr=boj bykóv, Inter: t+ » ru|коррида|f|tr=korrída
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|toreo|m, Inter: t- » es|tauromaquia|f, Inter: t- » es|corrida de toros|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|tjurfäktning|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Category: w - :Bloodless Bullfighting|Wikipedia article on Bloodless bullfighting
    • Category: w - :Bullfighting|Wikipedia article on bullfighting

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    Translation: fr » bullfighting
    Translation: ko » bullfighting
    Translation: pl » bullfighting
    Translation: fi » bullfighting
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    Translation: zh » bullfighting