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martial art

noun [C usually plural] uk   us  
B2 a sport that is a traditional Japanese or Chinese form of fighting or defending yourself: Kung fu and karate are martial arts.
Translations of “martial art”
in Korean 무술…
in Arabic الفُنون القِتالِيّة…
in Portuguese arte marcial…
in Catalan art marcial…
in Japanese 武道…
in Italian arte marziale…
in Chinese (Traditional) (日本或中國的)武術…
in Russian боевые восточные искусства…
in Turkish yakın dövüş, yakın dövüş sporu…
in Chinese (Simplified) (日本或中国的)武术…
in Polish wschodnia sztuka walki…
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