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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.]


pl n
1. a pair of glasses for correcting defective vision. Often (informal) shortened to: specs
2. (Cricket) pair of spectacles cricket a score of 0 in each innings of a match


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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spectacles - optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective visionspectacles - optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
bifocals - eyeglasses having two focal lengths, one for near vision and the other for far vision
nosepiece, bridge - the link between two lenses; rests on the nose
frame - the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
goggles - tight-fitting spectacles worn to protect the eyes
lorgnette - eyeglasses that are held to the eyes with a long handle
optical instrument - an instrument designed to aid vision
pince-nez - spectacles clipped to the nose by a spring
dark glasses, shades, sunglasses - spectacles that are darkened or polarized to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun; "he was wearing a pair of mirrored shades"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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[ˈspɛktəkəlz] npl (British)lunettes fpl


[ˈspɛktəklz] npl (Brit) → occhiali mpl


(ˈspektəklz) noun plural
glasses which a person wears to help his eyesight. a pair of spectacles.


نَظَّارَات brýle briller Brille γυαλιά gafas silmälasit lunettes naočale occhiali 眼鏡 안경 bril briller okulary óculos очки glasögon แว่นตา gözlük kính đeo mắt 眼镜


n., pl. lentes, espejuelos, gafas.
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