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su·​per·​spec·​tac·​u·​lar ˌsü-pər-spek-ˈta-kyə-lər How to pronounce superspectacular (audio)
: extremely spectacular
a superspectacular finale
a superspectacular production


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plural superspectaculars
: something (such as an elaborate film, television, or theatrical production) that is superspectacular : an extraordinarily large or impressive spectacular
I'm putting Gone with the Wind into historical perspective and second place, for certainly the Russian War and Peace is not only the cinematic superspectacular we have been yearning for and the finest epic film of our time, but also a great and noble translation of a literary masterpiece …Judith Crist

Word History

First Known Use


1908, in the meaning defined above


1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superspectacular was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Superspectacular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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