Definition of bullfight in English:

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bullfight

Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝olˌfīt/

noun

A public spectacle, particularly in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, at which a bull is baited in a highly stylized manner and then usually killed.
Example sentences
  • No bulls are killed during the bullfights; instead, toreros show their bravery by closely engaging the animals with their ponchos, jackets, or homemade capes.
  • My first idea was to breed bulls for bullfights in Spain, but then I thought: why not make wine instead?
  • This out of an estimated 20,000+ bulls killed annually in bullfights throughout the country.

Derivatives

bullfighter

Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝olˌfīdər/
noun
Example sentences
  • Then the first of three banderilleros (usually older bullfighters who form part of the matador's team) individually run towards the bull making him charge.
  • Tickets prices vary considerably depending on the bullring, the bullfighters and the occasion.
  • At a single gravesite in a cemetery on the northern fringe of Sevilla lie the mortal remains of three of the most successful bullfighters this century.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: bull·fight

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