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corrida

[kaw-ree-duh; Spanish kawr-ree-th ah] /kɔˈri də; Spanish kɔrˈri ðɑ/
noun, plural corridas
[kaw-ree-duh z; Spanish kawr-ree-th ahs] /kɔˈri dəz; Spanish kɔrˈri ðɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a bullfight.
Origin of corrida
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Spanish, short for corrida de toros literally, course, running of bulls; corrida, feminine of corrido, past participle of correr < Latin currere to run
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  • Moreover, even our host admitted that this time the corrida would be shorn of its foremost attraction.

    Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram
  • Seora Angustias displayed satisfaction, just as after a corrida.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • It was not every day in the year that he drove to a corrida.

  • He had fought his first corrida in Madrid with a deplorable result.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Wherever we turned we encountered suggestions of the corrida.

    Spanish Highways and Byways Katharine Lee Bates
  • Surely it is impossible to defend this element of the corrida.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
  • We have purchased our seat in the sombra of the great bull-ring, and the corrida is about to begin.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • If they chose to see the corrida, he could get them a good place, although they had no tickets.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • There was not room for all and thousands were left outside the plaza anxiously awaiting the news of the corrida.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • They were willing to find everything acceptable in a corrida so long awaited.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
British Dictionary definitions for corrida

corrida

/koˈrriða/
noun
1.
the Spanish word for bullfight
Word Origin
Spanish, from the phrase corrida de toros, literally: a running of bulls, from correr to run, from Latin currere
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