Definitions

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  • n. Bullfighting (in classical times)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Bullfighting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Bullfighting; a bull-fight.

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

  • n. the activity at a bullfight

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ταῦρος (tauros, "bull") + μάχεσθαι ("to fight"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Still, they could always take this particular political bull down to the Bull Ring and practice their tauromachy on him .....

    Archive 2008-08-03

  • He stayed in touch with Hemingway and tended his own collection of tauromachy -- bullfighting ephemera -- which he estimated at "well over 1,700 items."

    First to Report Spanish Civil War,

  • The streets were plastered with placards of a bull-fight, to take place the next evening (there was no opera that season); but it was not a real Spanish tauromachy — only a theatrical combat, as you could see by the picture in which the horseman was cantering off at three miles an hour, the bull tripping after him with tips to his gentle horns.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • The good king Ferdinand VII. -- as precious a rascal as ever graced a throne -- founded in Seville the first academy for the cultivation of tauromachy, and bull-fighters swagger through the Sierpes in great numbers and the most faultless costume.

    The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia

  • La Lidia was published between 1882 and 1900 and the chromolithography’s contributed to a great extent to the popularity of the magazine and the diffusion of the important changes that were taking place in the artistic approach of tauromachy.

    La Lidia

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  • To aficionados it's a deep event.
    A bull fight is less scene than meant.
    To name it exactly
    It’s tauromachy,
    Not sport, neither art,  but sacrament.

    February 3, 2014