Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or art of using a sword, as in fencing.

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  • n. fighting with a sword

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fencing; a sword fight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fencing; the art or practice of attack and defense by means of the sword.
  • n. A sword-dance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully

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Examples

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  • Although supremely skilled in swordplay, she suffers from unchecked overconfidence and a staunch refusal to ever give up.

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  • Stephen's swordplay, is then, in the prism of Moore, as much a reflection of his aspiring-writer character as it is a Joycean operatic flourish.

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  • Of course, as mentioned above, the swordplay is a huge part of it.

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  • Instructors at Academie Duello will introduce us to the secrets of the ancient world of European "martial arts" known as swordplay and dueling.

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  • "Duelist is not his finest hour, but it develops an erotics of swordplay which is original, distinctive and finally rather touching."

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  • The game also includes a Wii Motion Plus accessory which adds to the range of motion of the wireless Wiimote controller, allowing it to track movements such as swordplay more accurately.

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  • Wouldn't it be great if I could find a strong, cool, James Dean-type to indulge me in a little jedi "swordplay" atop a massive, protruding volcano?

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  • the act or art of using a sword; fencing.

    December 4, 2007