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spec·ta·cle

 (spĕk′tə-kəl)
n.
1.
a. Something that can be seen or viewed, especially something of a remarkable or impressive nature.
b. A public performance or display, especially one on a large or lavish scale.
c. A regrettable public display, as of bad behavior: drank too much and made a spectacle of himself.
2. spectacles
a. A pair of eyeglasses.
b. Something resembling eyeglasses in shape or suggesting them in function.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin spectāculum, from spectāre, to watch, frequentative of specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]
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spectacle

(ˈspɛktəkəl)
n
1. a public display or performance, esp a showy or ceremonial one
2. a thing or person seen, esp an unusual or ridiculous one: he makes a spectacle of himself.
3. a strange or interesting object or phenomenon
4. (modifier) of or relating to spectacles: a spectacle case.
[C14: via Old French from Latin spectaculum a show, from spectāre to watch, from specere to look at]
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spec•ta•cle

(ˈspɛk tə kəl)

n.
1. anything presented to the sight or view, esp. something striking or impressive.
2. a public show or display, esp. on a large scale.
3. spectacles, glass (def. 5).
4. Often, spectacles. something resembling eyeglasses in shape or function.
5. Obs. a spyglass.
Idioms:
make a spectacle of oneself, to behave badly or foolishly in public; be conspicuous for one's poor taste, rudeness, eccentricity, etc.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin spectāculum a sight, spectacle, derivative of spectāre, frequentative of specere to look, regard]
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spectacle

spectacles
1. 'spectacle'

A spectacle is a sight or view which is remarkable or impressive.

I was confronted with an appalling spectacle.
She stood at the head of the stairs and surveyed the spectacle.
2. 'spectacles'

A person's spectacles are their glasses. Spectacles is a formal or old-fashioned word.

...a schoolteacher in horn-rimmed spectacles.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spectacle - something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight); "the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape"
sight - anything that is seen; "he was a familiar sight on the television"; "they went to Paris to see the sights"
2.spectacle - an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale
bullfight, corrida - a Spanish or Portuguese or Latin American spectacle; a matador baits and (usually) kills a bull in an arena before many spectators
display, presentation - a visual representation of something
naumachia, naumachy - a naval spectacle; a mock sea battle put on by the ancient Romans
3.spectacle - a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
blooper, blunder, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, pratfall, bloomer - an embarrassing mistake
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spectacle

noun
1. show, display, exhibition, event, performance, sight, parade, extravaganza, pageant a director passionate about music and spectacle
2. sight, wonder, scene, phenomenon, curiosity, marvel, laughing stock the bizarre spectacle of an actor desperately demanding an encore
plural noun
1. glasses, specs (informal), eyeglasses (U.S.), eyewear He looked at me over the tops of his spectacles.
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spectacle

noun
An impressive or ostentatious exhibition:
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Translations
مَنْظَر، مَشْهَد
podívaná
skuesyn
sjón
imponuojantis
izrādeskats
spektakel

spectacle

[ˈspektəkl]
A. N
1.espectáculo m
a sad spectacleun triste espectáculo
to make a spectacle of o.shacer el ridículo, ponerse en ridículo
2. spectaclesgafas fpl, lentes mpl (LAm), anteojos mpl (LAm)
a pair of spectaclesunas gafas
to see everything through rose-coloured or rose-tinted spectaclesverlo todo color de rosa
B. CPD spectacle case Nestuche m de gafas
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spectacle

[ˈspɛktəkəl] n
(= sight) → spectacle m
(= extravaganza) → spectacle mspectacle case n (British)étui m à lunettes
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spectacle

n
(= show)Schauspiel nt; a sad spectacleein trauriger Anblick; to make a spectacle of oneselfunangenehm auffallen
spectacles pl (also pair of spectacles)Brille f
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spectacle

[ˈspɛktəkl] nspettacolo
to make a spectacle of o.s. (fig) → coprirsi di ridicolo
see also spectacles
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

spectacle

(ˈspektəkl) noun
a sight, especially one that is very impressive or wonderful. The royal wedding was a great spectacle.
specˈtacular (-ˈtӕkju-) adjective
(negative unspectacular).
1. making a great show or display. a spectacular performance.
2. impressive; dramatic. a spectacular recovery.
specˈtacularly adverb
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