Definitions for spectacularspɛkˈtæk yə lər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spec•tac•u•larspɛkˈtæk yə lər(adj.)

  1. of or like a spectacle; impressive.

  2. dramatically daring or thrilling.

  3. (n.)an impressive, large-scale display.

Origin of spectacular:

1675–85; < L spectācul(um) (see spectacle ) + -ar1

spec•tac′u•lar•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spectacular(adj)

    a lavishly produced performance

    "they put on a Christmas spectacular"

  2. dramatic, spectacular, striking(adj)

    sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

    "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation"

  3. spectacular(adj)

    characteristic of spectacles or drama

    "spectacular dives from the cliff"

  4. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking(adj)

    having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

    "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. spectacular(adjective)ɛkˈtæk yə lər

    amazing to watch or look at

    a spectacular firework display

Wiktionary

  1. spectacular(Noun)

    A spectacular display.

  2. spectacular(Adjective)

    Amazing or worthy of special notice

    The parachutists were spectacular.

  3. spectacular(Adjective)

    Related to, or having the character of, a spectacle or entertainment

    the merely spectacular

  4. Origin: From + -ar

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spectacular(adj)

    of or pertaining to a shows; of the nature of a show

  2. Spectacular(adj)

    adapted to excite wonder and admiration by a display of pomp or of scenic effects; as, a spectacular celebration of some event; a spectacular play

  3. Spectacular(adj)

    pertaining to spectacles, or glasses for the eyes

Freebase

  1. Spectacular

    "Spectacular" is the opening track to the album Happiness in Magazines by British singer-songwriter Graham Coxon. It was released as the third single from that album in 2004 and peaked at number 32 on the UK Singles Chart.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spectacular' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4519

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spectacular' in Adjectives Frequency: #617


Translations for spectacular

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

spectacular(adjective)

making a great show or display

a spectacular performance.

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