swordplay


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sword·play

 (sôrd′plā′)
n.
The act or art of using a sword, as in fencing.

swordplay

(ˈsɔːdˌpleɪ)
n
1. (Fencing) the action or art of fighting with a sword
2. verbal sparring
ˈswordˌplayer n

sword•play

(ˈsɔrdˌpleɪ, ˈsoʊrd-)

n.
the action or technique of wielding a sword; fencing.
[1620–30]
sword′play`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swordplay - the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfullyswordplay - the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
fencing - the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
Translations

swordplay

[ˈsɔːdpleɪ] Nmanejo m de la espada

swordplay

[ˈsɔːdˌpleɪ] n (technique) → abilità nel maneggiare la spada; (fighting) → combattimento con la spada
References in classic literature ?
As she glanced back he was still visible beyond a turn in the stairway, so that she could see the quick swordplay that ensued.
Messieurs Musketeers, I will not have this haunting of bad places, this quarreling in the streets, this swordplay at the crossways; and above all, I will not have occasion given for the cardinal's Guards, who are brave, quiet, skillful men who never put themselves in a position to be arrested, and who, besides, never allow themselves to be arrested, to laugh at you
Nor did the boy neglect Paul of Merely, but engaged them both in swordplay that caused the eyes of Greystoke to bulge from their sockets.
If you're not fussy about historical accuracy and like druidy nonsense, swordplay and knowingly hammy scripts, pull up a chair.
To Japanese music, he juggles the knives as in a swordplay, making a variety of moves, like swinging the knives around his neck.
It is obvious from her thor-like swordplay and her ability to bamboozle shockwaves from her wrists.
SPEND a day with dinosaurs, learn swordplay, take a free boat trip or check out a jigsaw festival - they're just some of the events on offer in the Kirklees area and beyond for families during the long summer break.
The new movie is set to awaken the inner warrior of every viewer as the martial-arts fight scenes are back in its action-packed glory with fisticuffs, high-flying combat, and well-choreographed swordplay.
While action is the focus, hints of depth and complexity in other (human) characters lift the story above one-dimensional swordplay.
WORCESTER -- The Worcester Art Museum's winter studio art classes will provide hands-on instruction and even swordplay.
Wendy Darling tells bedtime stories to her brothers John and Michael of swashbuckling swordplay with the formidable pirate leader Captain Hook, and the heroics of the playful Peter Pan.
The video also features lightsabers' inventor George Lucas, who explains and how he was inspired to include hand-to-hand combat by movie swashbuckling and historical Asian swordplay.