Definition of onlooker
: one that looks on; especially : a passive spectator
onlookingplay \ˈȯn-ˌlu̇-kiŋ, ˈän-\ adjective
Examples of onlooker in a Sentence
Curious onlookers watched the ceremony.
An onlooker noticed the disturbance.
A crowd of onlookers gathered at the fire.
Recent Examples of onlooker from the Web
Several former Hartford Whalers were onlookers on Whalers Alumni Weekend.
But what started as a chat with some constituents ballooned into a rally against the bill, with onlookers cheering and chanting as Democratic senators took turns denouncing it.
Small groups of curious onlookers gathered near the railroad underpass and beneath the I-610 overpass.
The project is being staged on the patio of the Panera restaurant in Horton Plaza, and the laughter and applause from the capacity crowd on the patio Sunday drew quite a few onlookers.
Onlookers, many of them recording the incident with their cellphones, cheered when the girl landed safely.
Many onlookers applauded, yelled support or raised a clenched fist.
Though this isn't necessarily out of character for Mother Monster, the seeming discrepancy between outfit and backdrop caught the eye of many curious onlookers.
To onlookers without any stake in the company, Uber’s troubles have been so pronounced as to seem, at times, darkly funny.
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First Known Use of 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
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