Translation of matador in Spanish:


matador, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmædəˌdɔr//ˈmatədɔː/


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    matador masculine
    diestro masculine
    • In an afternoon of bullfighting, six bulls are usually killed by three different matadors.
    • The common characteristic of the matadors in this group is that they interpret bullfighting in an unorthodox manner.
    • Meanwhile another cutthroat was charging towards him like a bull after a matador.
    • Almost as soon as our starter plates were whisked away, out came the next offering as fast as a matador fleeing an irate bull.
    • During the three-hour spectacle, we watched three matadors kill six bulls.
    • The final figure glared at him like a bull at its matador.
    • Instead you yield to him, just like the matador yields to the bull, and you use his strength and the principle of balance to bring about his downfall.
    • He is still only 18 and has already fought more than 200 bulls as a full matador.
    • When the matador realises the bull is weak and unable to charge much longer he will reach for his killing sword and seek to manoeuvre it directly in front of him with its head down, so that he can administer the death stroke.
    • His only chance is to play his brutish opponent like a skilled matador plays a fearsome bull.
    • The lead roles are played by the bull and the matador in the arena.
    • The run is a 825-metre stampede from the corral where the bulls are kept to the outdoor bullfighting arena where they will be invariably killed by matadors later in the day.
    • Then the first of three banderilleros (usually older bullfighters who form part of the matador's team) individually run towards the bull making him charge.
    • These detail the type of fight, the names of the matadors, the ranch from where the bulls are reared, and the date and time.
    • It's kind of like the bull going for a matador who has teased but hasn't put in the telling hits.
    • Without a doubt, the characteristic trait of this matador from Seville is bullfighting using the cape.
    • At bullfights, the matador is given the ear of the bull as an award and then gives it to the lady of his choice.
    • He is a very powerful maestro and one of the best matadors placing banderillas today.
    • They then escort the matadors to the enclosure, followed by the picadors - matadors on horseback.
    • The fight itself will last some two hours, during which time the three matadors will dispatch two bulls each.