Meaning of “bullfight” in the English Dictionary

"bullfight" in British English

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bullfightnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊl.faɪt/ us /ˈbʊl.faɪt/
bullfighter
noun [ C ] uk /ˈbʊlˌfaɪ.tər/ us /ˈbʊlˌfaɪ.t̬ɚ/
bullfighting
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbʊlˌfaɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˈbʊlˌfaɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • By this the whole matter had presented itself to them as an entertainment more diverting than bullfight or bear-baiting. 
  • He didn't himself agree that the bullfight was so much crueller than most organised activities of men. 
  • He had fallen into that lecturer's manner she had noticed on the first night at the office, when he had told them about bullfights. 
  • He has won twelve hundred pounds at the bullfights. 
  • When not thus engaged he may be seen excitedly watching a bullfight, or eagerly judging the merits of rival wrestlers, boxers, and fencers. 

(Definition of “bullfight” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bullfight" in American English

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bullfightnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbʊl·fɑɪt/

a traditional public entertainment in some countries where a person fights a bull, sometimes killing it with a sword

bullfighter
noun [ C ] us /ˈbʊlˌfɑɪ·t̬ər/

(Definition of “bullfight” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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