Definition of bullfighting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʊlˌfʌɪtɪŋ/


[mass noun]
The sport of baiting and killing a bull as a public spectacle in an outdoor arena.
Example sentences
  • Thus, in a remote corner of Medieval Spain, the beginning of what today is the national Spanish spectacle of bullfighting was created.
  • The run is a 825-metre stampede from the corral where the bulls are kept to the outdoor bullfighting arena where they will be invariably killed by matadors later in the day.
  • There are those who argue that bullfighting is not a sport but a cruel spectacle.

Bullfighting is the national spectator sport of Spain, and is found also in Latin America. Typically, the bull is tormented by mounted picadors with lances and banderilleros who stick darts into its neck; the matador then baits it with a red cape and attempts to kill it with a sword thrust beneath the shoulder blade.

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