onlooker

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noun on·look·er \ˈȯn-ˌlu̇-kər, ˈän-\

Definition of onlooker

  1. :  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 Defined for English Language Learners

onlooker

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noun on·look·er \ˈȯn-ˌlu̇-kər, ˈän-\

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

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noun on·look·er \ˈȯn-ˌlu̇-kər, ˈän-\

Definition of onlooker for Students



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