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Of the nature of a spectacle; impressive or sensational.
Something that is spectacular, as an elaborate show or display.

spec·tac′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
spec·tac′u·lar·ly adv.
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the quality of being spectacular
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Subjected to the poem's brilliant spectacularity, one or both are blinded, their figures dissolved in an odd undoing that goes far beyond the material decay of the dead in the early stanzas of the poem.
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