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
Outside of Markey's Bar, a gaggle of onlookers had gathered to lay eyes on sights rarely seen jiggling atop Schwinns.
Later, after Correiar was rescued by a family on a small sailboat and ultimately the Coast Guard, onlookers told him that the shark appeared as large as his 14-foot kayak.
In Crown Point, a different type of nostalgia lures hundreds to its historic square for a weekly car show that allows local motor buffs to show off their rides to hundreds of interested onlookers.
Onlookers described a typical Leap Frogs demonstration, in which the parachutists join hands and twist and turn in the sky.
Which is when an onlooker might spot a clue that Mira differs from the other dozen or so other kids at Steppin’ Out dance studio in Lee’s Summit.
Witherspoon and his boot campers are still turning the heads of onlookers who can’t help but notice them counting out crunches or jogging by along the difficult sand terrain.
A terrifying video taken Saturday showed the girl being dragged into the water by her dress as onlookers screamed.
The basic functions are covered: Power (on and off), volume and channel switching, although repeating the fist-clenched-thumbs-aloft gesture to move through 50 channels might get old (and give onlookers the wrong idea).
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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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