Meaning of corrida in English:


Pronunciation /kɒˈriːdə/


  • A bullfight.

    ‘Or if you were lucky enough to come from a rich bullfighting family, the corridas were waiting for you.’
    • ‘At the beginning of the bullfight, or corrida, the torero sizes up the bull while performing certain ritualized motions with his cape.’
    • ‘During the reign of King Philip II, Pope Pius V, appalled at the unconscionable carnage of the bullfights, forbade the practice of the corridas.’
    • ‘In the field of bullfighting this verb is the quintessential factor in a well-fought corrida, and it has a lot to do with the rhythm of the bull's charge.’
    • ‘On one occasion, traveling to a corrida in Andujar, he turned to his banderillero and announced he was going to do something that afternoon no one had ever seen before.’
    • ‘A corrida starts with a parade of all the contestants and bailiffs dressed in 17th century costume, who salute the president of the fight.’
    • ‘There are many variables that should be considered in predicting the chances that a matador has for succeeding in the immediate future, besides the ranking of matadors by the number of corridas fought and trophies obtained.’
    • ‘As a bullfighter he had little natural grace, and limited ability, but he brought such pluck and valor to the corrida and became a favourite matador of Andalusia, of which Sevilla is the capital.’
    • ‘During the '95 season in Spain, the record of the number of corridas held was broken.’
    • ‘Tickets for corridas usually cost from 20€ to 100€, although tickets for the cheaper seats in a novillada are usually less than 10€.’
    • ‘It is a ceremony that is carried out in carefully pre-arranged steps, as called for by the tradition of the corrida, each stage with its own name, and which the aficionados in the crowd will know by heart.’
    • ‘He opened the door for many a young man to test their skills and offer their blood on the corridas of Spain.’
    • ‘Undeniably the most gruesome part of the corrida, this suerte de picaris is intensely disliked by aficionados.’
    • ‘Soon after, someone asked him to write a nonfiction account of the corrida de toros, or traditional Spanish bullfight.’
    • ‘But nowhere has there ever been a record of a horse that has died during the corrida.’
    • ‘By contrast, Masson's representations of the corrida and the dead matador preclude such personal readings.’
    • ‘Would that make you feel any better, climbing into the corrida with just a cape and a sticker?’
    • ‘Later, the ladder sat there unretracted, its fourfold shadow cast on that arena wall on which some actor occasionally perched like a spectator at a corrida.’
    • ‘The assembling crowd reacted like fans at a corrida, saluting each move and countermove with appreciation for the artistry of it all.’
    • ‘A ban on cutting animals' horns could prevent the practice of afeitado where a bull's horns are filed down before it enters the corrida.’


Late 19th century from Spanish corrida de toros ‘running of bulls’.