Faena definition

fä-ānä
Faena is defined as the passes that a bullfighter makes before killing the bull.

An example of faena is the last few passes made by a matador.

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The series of final passes performed by a matador preparatory to killing a bull in a bullfight.
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In bullfighting, the series of passes at the bull immediately before the kill, for displaying the matador's skill.
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(bullfighting) A series of passes performed by a matador with a muleta or a sword before the kill.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
faena
Plural:
faenas

Origin of faena

  • Spanish manual labor from Catalan feyna from Latin facienda things to be done neuter pl. gerundive of facere to do fact

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Spanish faena.

    From Wiktionary