Definition of swordplay
1 : the art or skill of wielding a sword especially in fencing
2 : an exhibition of swordplay
Recent Examples of swordplay from the Web
Maisie plays the rebellious and spirited Arya, a master at swordplay, while Sophie’s Sansa is quietly powerful and queenly.
The swordplay, the heroes and villains all fascinate him.
Though hardly a heart-thumping action pic, a few scenes of swordplay make the most of that precious Tatara steel.
The actress was empowered by an additional six months of pre-production training that included horseback riding, swordplay and dramatic fight choreography.
The rift leads to scheming and swordplay aplenty, with some time left over for old-fashioned bodice-ripping trysts.
Instead, what pop culture got was an enjoyable romp that offered romance, swordplay, a throwback sense of high-seas Hollywood action and arguably Depp’s most watchable character.
This is the 26th year for the fest, which includes period entertainment, such as jousting, swordplay, magic, music and more.
The swordplay began about 3:11 p.m. Thursday when police received reports of a man on Gilman street west of the railroad tracks, slashing tents belonging to the homeless and threatening occupants with the lengthy blade.
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Definition of swordplay for English Language Learners
: the art or skill of fighting with a sword
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