HyperDic: spectacle

English > 3 senses of the word spectacle:
NOUNcommunicationspectaclesomething or someone seen / seen / seen (especially a notable or unusual sight / sight)
artifactspectaclean elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale
actspectaclea blunder that makes you look ridiculous
spectacle > pronunciation
Soundsspeh'ktahkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > spectacle: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningSomething or someone seen / seen / seen (especially a notable or unusual sight / sight).
Example"the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape"
BroadersightAnything that is seen
Spanishespectáculo, show
Catalanespectacle
Adjectivesspectacularhaving a quality that thrusts itself into attention
English > spectacle: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale.
Narrowerbullfight, corridaA Spanish or Portuguese or Latin American spectacle
naumachy, naumachiaA naval spectacle
Broaderdisplay, presentationA visual representation of something
Spanishespectáculo
Adjectivesspectacularcharacteristic of spectacles or drama / drama
English > spectacle: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase 'make a spectacle of' yourself.
Broaderblunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-booAn embarrassing mistake

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