superspectacle

noun

su·​per·​spec·​ta·​cle ˌsü-pər-ˈspek-ti-kəl How to pronounce superspectacle (audio)
 also  -ˌti-kəl
plural superspectacles
: an extraordinarily large or impressive spectacle or display
… an incisive analytical history of the modern Olympic Games, tracing their birth from the fevered minds of European aristocrats through the bloated made-for-TV superspectacle that it is today.Lucas Iberico Lozada

Examples of superspectacle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such a movie, in which talk provides the action, would prove that those who take the comic-book stories seriously can love the telling as much as the showing, the dramatic intricacy as well as the superspectacle, the ideas as well as their effects. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 10 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superspectacle was in 1915

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“Superspectacle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superspectacle. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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