spectacle

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

spec·ta·cle

noun \ˈspek-ti-kəl also -ˌti-kəl\

: a very impressive show

: something that attracts attention because it is very unusual or very shocking

Full Definition of SPECTACLE

1
a :  something exhibited to view as unusual, notable, or entertaining; especially :  an eye-catching or dramatic public display
b :  an object of curiosity or contempt <made a spectacle of herself>
2
plural :  glasses
3
:  something (as natural markings on an animal) suggesting a pair of glasses

Examples of SPECTACLE

  1. He peered through his spectacles.
  2. <the multimedia spectacles that have become established parts of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympic Games>

Origin of SPECTACLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin spectaculum, from spectare to watch, frequentative of specere to look, look at — more at spy
First Known Use: 14th century

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