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adjective spec·tac·u·lar \spek-ˈta-kyə-lər, spək-\

Definition of spectacular

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a spectacle :  striking, sensational <a spectacular display of fireworks>

spectacularly

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Examples of spectacular in a sentence

  1. a spectacular play in a football game

  2. The autumn foliage was spectacular.

Origin and Etymology of spectacular

Latin spectaculum


First Known Use: 1682


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spectacular

noun spec·tac·u·lar

Definition of spectacular

  1. :  something that is spectacular; especially :  an elaborate film, television, or theatrical production

Examples of spectacular in a sentence

  1. <the larger-than-life spectaculars that make Las Vegas attractive to people with little interest in gambling>

1873

First Known Use of spectacular

1873


SPECTACULAR Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective spec·tac·u·lar \spek-ˈta-kyə-lər, spək-\

Definition of spectacular for English Language Learners

  • : causing wonder and admiration : very impressive


SPECTACULAR Defined for Kids

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adjective spec·tac·u·lar \spek-ˈta-kyə-lər\

Definition of spectacular for Students

  1. :  striking, showy <a spectacular sunset>



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