Definition of toreador in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɒrɪədɔː/
Pronunciation: /ˌtɒrɪəˈdɔː/


A bullfighter, especially one on horseback.
Example sentences
  • It is significant the bullfighter is mounted, he says: ‘In the real story of Carmen, her second lover is not a toreador but a famous picador.’
  • Then came the bullfights, except that the toreadors, being slaves or convicts, had been given no chance to practice, so the bull usually gored them to death.
  • They can get through the eye of a needle.… They're also as brave as toreadors.


Spanish, from torear 'fight bulls', from toro 'bull'.

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