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tauromachy

(tɔːˈrɒməkɪ)
n
(Bullfighting) the art or act of bullfighting
[C19: Greek tauromakhia, from tauro- + makhē fight]
tauromachian adj
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tauromachy, tauromaquia

1. the art or technique of bullflghting.
2. a bullfight. — tauromachian, tauromachic, adj.
See also: Bulls and Bullfighting
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tauromachy - the activity at a bullfighttauromachy - the activity at a bullfight    
blood sport - sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
moment of truth - the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull
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Translations

tauromachy

[ˈtɔːrəmækɪ] Ntauromaquia f
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In the preface of L'Age d'homme, published in 1939, Leiris describes his autobiographical project in terms of a tauromachic spectacle (12) consisting of a life or death battle between two opposing parts of the self--on the one hand the writerly self, or the torero, whose role is to place himself in close proximity, and with elegant crowd pleasing moves, to the spectre of death; and on the other, the instinctive and habit driven self that is likened here to a raging bull.
Compared to the tauromachic experience of L'Age d'homme, Fourbis approaches self writing less extravagantly, no doubt as a result of the disappointment the writer felt on discovering that the acclamations that greeted his first book were in fact cries of derision.