Definition of "toreador" [to•re•a•dor]

  • A matador; a bullfighter. (noun)

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Use "toreador" in a sentence
  • "(And although the word toreador has been Englished, any Spaniard or Mexican who used it would be laughed out of the room."
  • "A character chastises another for littering; it turns into a mock bullfight; the "toreador" picks up the litter, and does a bit of Flamenco juggling with it."
  • "He counters, pointing out that the bull is compelled to fight, then is killed, and she says the "toreador" is clever, skillful, romantic, facing a wild bull and killing the animal with one thrust of the sword."