bullfight

noun bull·fight \ ˈbu̇l-ˌfīt also ˈbəl- \

Definition of bullfight

:a spectacle in which men ceremonially fight with and in Hispanic tradition kill bulls in an arena for public entertainment

bullfighter

play \-ˌfī-tər\ noun

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First Known Use of bullfight

1788


BULLFIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

bullfight

noun

Definition of bullfight for English Language Learners

  • : an event that is popular especially in Spain in which a person fights with and usually kills a bull for public entertainment


BULLFIGHT Defined for Kids

bullfight

noun bull·fight \ ˈbu̇l-ˌfīt \

Definition of bullfight for Students

:a public entertainment popular especially in Spain in which a person ( bull*fight*er ) displays skill in escaping the charges of a bull and usually finally kills it with a sword


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