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cuadrilla Line breaks: cua|drilla
Pronunciation: /kwɒˈdriːljə/

Definition of cuadrilla in English:


A matador’s team.
Example sentences
  • The torero and his cuadrilla wave their bright pink and yellow capes as the bull storms by.
  • I should buy tickets to go there and would like to know what cuadrillas will participate.
  • The seven cuadrillas have their own banners and flags, all monocolor with the coat of arms and the name of the cuadrilla.


Mid 19th century: Spanish.

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