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spectacular

adjective spec·tac·u·lar \ spek-ˈta-kyə-lər , spək- \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of spectacular

: of, relating to, or being a spectacle : striking, sensational
  • a spectacular display of fireworks

spectacularly

adverb

Examples of spectacular in a Sentence

  1. a spectacular play in a football game

  2. The autumn foliage was spectacular.

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Origin and Etymology of spectacular

Latin spectaculum


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spectacular

noun

Definition of spectacular

: 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

Recent Examples of spectacular from the Web

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First Known Use of spectacular

1873

spectacular Synonyms


SPECTACULAR Defined for English Language Learners

spectacular

adjective

Definition of spectacular for English Language Learners

  • : causing wonder and admiration : very impressive


SPECTACULAR Defined for Kids

spectacular

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

Definition of spectacular for Students

: striking, showy
  • a spectacular sunset


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