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martial artnoun [C usually plural]

uk   us  
B2 a ​sport that is a ​traditionalJapanese or ​Chineseform of ​fighting or ​defending yourself: Kung fu and ​karate are ​martialarts.
(Definition of martial art from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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martial artnoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈmɑr·ʃəl ˈɑrt/
a ​traditionalmethod of ​fighting or ​defending yourself, such as ​judo or ​karate
(Definition of martial art from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “martial art”
in Arabic الفُنون القِتالِيّة…
in Korean 무술…
in Portuguese arte marcial…
in Catalan art marcial…
in Japanese 武道…
in Chinese (Simplified) (日本或中国的)武术…
in Turkish yakın dövüş, yakın dövüş sporu…
in Russian боевые восточные искусства…
in Chinese (Traditional) (日本或中國的)武術…
in Italian arte marziale…
in Polish wschodnia sztuka walki…
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