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tauromachy

Syllabification: tau·rom·a·chy
Pronunciation: /tôˈräməkē
 
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Definition of tauromachy in English:

noun (plural tauromachies)

rare
1Bullfighting.
Example sentences
  • Thanks to Tilo for sending me a link to a paper on the ancient Tamil tradition of tauromachy, bull-baiting.
  • It discusses the culture of Spain from 1700 to the present: painting, sculpture, architecture, tauromachy, manners, and customs.
  • The Seville slaughterhouse was the first official school of tauromachy in Spain.
1.1A bullfight.
Example sentences
  • He is a bull slowly wrestled down in some terrible tauromachy.
  • At some of the towns where St. Sernin is said to have founded churches, such as Eauze and Pamplona, the tauromachy exists today.
  • There are more than 80 paintings, pastels and drawings created during the past five years: still-lifes, and brothel and tauromachy scenes.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek tauromakhia, from tauros 'bull' + makhē 'battle'.

Derivatives

tauromachian

1
Pronunciation: /ˌtôrəˈmākēən/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Braque, unlike Picasso, was not a bullfight enthusiast, and he probably included these tauromachian allusions - the only ones in his oeuvre - as a tribute to his friend.
  • I admired the tauromachian flourish with which, at the end of a haircut, they removed the white bib they had placed around their customers' necks.
  • Perhaps the outstanding characteristic of Aficionado is its almost massive minutiae about everything tauromachian.

tauromachic

2
Pronunciation: /ˌtôrəˈmakik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The ‘pega’ is an exclusively Portuguese cultural and tauromachic phenomenon.
  • She has been following the bull since the days of Cesar Giron and Litri, has a filing-case memory for every tauromachic fact invented by man or bull.
  • It cannot be captured by the cool accounts of the attendant aficionados who pride themselves on their knowledge of the tauromachic craft.

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