swords·​man·​ship ˈsȯrdz-mən-ˌship How to pronounce swordsmanship (audio)

Examples of swordsmanship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the titular trio — Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the top soldiers in a royal corps armed with guns but acclaimed for their swordsmanship — the film taps three thesps with no fewer than 18 César nominations between them: Cassel, Pio Marmaï and Romain Duris. Peter Debruge, Variety, 8 Dec. 2023 And Jung Sung-ill (The Glory) brings the intimidating Japanese warlord Genshin to life, a character who recognizes Cheon-young’s extraordinary swordsmanship. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 June 2023 Lancelot, an outwardly vain, yet solemn Frenchman whose fealty to Arthur is rivaled only by his loyalty to God, quickly wins over the king's favor with his swordsmanship and rises within the ranks to become one of his closest friends. Emlyn Travis, EW.com, 14 Apr. 2023 The brother wants to quit swordsmanship entirely, breaking the Flame Hashira family line, and Tanjiro tells him to do what he’s gotta do, essentially. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 Another unlucky thug group becomes intimately familiar with the duo’s samurai swordsmanship. Vulture, 26 Apr. 2022 The first episode features a major battle, complete with brutal displays of stunt swordsmanship across a misty landscape. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 June 2022 An all-out slaughter is mitigated somewhat by Lan's swordsmanship and Moraine's magical abilities, which take the form of a lightning storm and a telekinetic hail of stones. Randall Colburn, EW.com, 19 Nov. 2021 The Black Knight is memorable for refusing to let his inept swordsmanship get in the way of his claims of victory. Clarence Page, chicagotribune.com, 25 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swordsmanship was in 1834

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“Swordsmanship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swordsmanship. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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swords·​man·​ship ˈsō(ə)rdz-mən-ˌship How to pronounce swordsmanship (audio)
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