Definition of spectacle
- made a spectacle of herself
He peered through his spectacles.
the multimedia spectacles that have become established parts of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympic Games
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: a very impressive show
: something that attracts attention because it is very unusual or very shocking
spectacles : a pair of lenses set into a frame and worn over the eyes
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