cor·​ri·​da kȯ-ˈrē-t͟hə How to pronounce corrida (audio)

Examples of corrida in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Spanish-style corrida is the form that’s most widely known: the one with bullfighters using colored capes to draw the attention of the bull, usually aiming to kill, while impressing the audience with their daring. Rick Noack, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2022 The bulls that participate in corrida fights are expensive, so organizers tend to reserve the real spectacles for audiences of thousands, rather than hundreds. Rick Noack, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2022 In Mexico City, comida corrida is served for a quick lunch, starting with a small bowl of caldo or fideo, followed by the guisado of the day with arroz, frijoles, tortillas and an agua fresca or jugo de frutas. Marco Torres, Chron, 17 Nov. 2022 The one corrida Manolete went to as a child didn’t excite him in the least, and when kids at school pretended to be bulls and matadors, play-fighting with one another, Manolete kept to himself. New York Times, 3 May 2022 Sunday’s corrida honored the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the anniversary of the day in 1531 when the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a young indigenous Mexican man. Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2021 Before the corrida — or bullfight — was over, one of those activists would leap into the ring to scream his defense of the animals. Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2021

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Word History


borrowed from Spanish, short for corrida de toros, literally, "running of the bulls"; corrida "act of running," noun derivative from feminine past participle of correr "to run," going back to Latin currere — more at current entry 1

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corrida was in 1802

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“Corrida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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