onlooker

noun on·look·er \ ˈȯn-ˌlu̇-kər , ˈän- \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of onlooker

: one that looks on; especially : a passive spectator

onlooking

play \ˈȯn-ˌlu̇-kiŋ, ˈän-\ adjective

Examples of onlooker in a Sentence

  1. Curious onlookers watched the ceremony.

  2. An onlooker noticed the disturbance.

  3. A crowd of onlookers gathered at the fire.

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First Known Use of onlooker

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onlooker Synonyms


ONLOOKER Defined for English Language Learners

onlooker

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Definition of onlooker for English Language Learners

  • : a person who watches an activity or event without being involved in it


ONLOOKER Defined for Kids

onlooker

noun on·look·er \ ˈȯn-ˌlu̇-kər , ˈän- \

Definition of onlooker for Students



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