What does spectacular mean?

Definitions for spectacular
spɛkˈtæk yə lərspec·tac·u·lar

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word spectacular.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spectacularadjective

    a lavishly produced performance

    "they put on a Christmas spectacular"

  2. dramatic, spectacular, strikingadjective

    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. spectacularadjective

    characteristic of spectacles or drama

    "spectacular dives from the cliff"

  4. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, strikingadjective

    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"


  1. spectacularnoun

    A spectacular display.

  2. spectacularadjective

    Amazing or worthy of special notice

    The parachutists were spectacular.

  3. spectacularadjective

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

    the merely spectacular

  4. Etymology: From + -ar


  1. Spectacular

    For the song by Kiely Williams, see Spectacular (Kiely Williams song)."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 (see 2004 in British music) and peaked at number 32 on the UK Singles Chart.


  1. spectacular

    Spectacular refers to something that is exceptionally good, impressive, or striking. It can also refer to a visual event or display that is remarkable, dramatic, or eye-catching. This term often used to describe phenomena or performances that capture attention due to their grandeur, beauty, or remarkable nature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spectacularadjective

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

  2. Spectacularadjective

    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. Spectacularadjective

    pertaining to spectacles, or glasses for the eyes


  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.

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  1. spectacular

    Song lyrics by spectacular -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by spectacular on the Lyrics.com website.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spectacular in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spectacular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of spectacular in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    It's spectacular, we want to make sure that our own grandkids can see this.

  2. Yves Saint Laurent:

    I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.

  3. President Biden:

    They said al Qaeda might take two years to reconstitute itself but it sounds like from what I've read, they're thinking they could do it in six months, now, that doesn't mean we'll have an attack in six months, it does take time to plan these spectacular events … I don't think it'll happen then, but I think in the next four or five years we should anticipate at least efforts by al Qaeda and ISIS and other groups that may form in the aftermath here.

  4. Michael Ogliaruso:

    It was one of those bad Florida storms. It came and now it's gone sunny and clear out, as dangerous as they are, they're also pretty spectacular.

  5. Darren Cahill:

    I think it's healthier than it's ever been, you've got so many different personalities, so many different nationalities represented. So many great players, the level of the top 10 players is incredibly close but a spectacular level.

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