Spectacle

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Spectacle Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of'' yourself
  • an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale
  • something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight); "the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight); "the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape" ,
  • an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale ,
  • a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Spectacle'


  • Spectacle: In general, spectacle refers to an event that is memorable for the appearance it creates. Derived in Middle English from c. ...
  • Spectacle (critical theory): The spectacle is a central notion in the Situationist theory, developed by Guy Debord in his 1967 book, The Society of the Spectacle . ...
  • The Society of the Spectacle: The Society of the Spectacle (La Société du spectacle) is a work of philosophy and Marxist critical theory by Guy Debord that was first ...
  • Spectacle Island (Massachusetts): Spectacle Island is a 105-acre island in Boston Harbor situated some 4 | mi | km offshore of downtown Boston , Massachusetts . ...
  • Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...: Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... was a UK /Canadian television series, shown on Channel 4 in the UK, CTV in Canada and the Sundance ...
  • Spectacle (band): Spectacle was an alternative indie pop rock band from California during the 1990s fronted by Blake Miller (later of Moving Units ). ...

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'Spectacle' example sentence in quotations


* The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment but it is no less than a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

* Life is not a spectacle or a feast it is a predicament. - George Santayana

* What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their natural and surest support. - James Madison


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Spectacle Sample Sentences in News


  • Bautista: E bola
    BILOG ang bola. I honestly expected a spectacle of a game in the opening of the PBA. A spectacle on the negative sense of the word. A circus, in fact. Records were definitely broken that day. Every Juan witnessed the oldest rookie get to play the first 7 minutes and made KIA Look like a Carnival (van) more than a Sorento (SUV). Read more on this news related to 'Spectacle'
  • Sky spectacle: Partial solar eclipse coming Thursday
    Thursday afternoon, a partial solar eclipse will be visible across much of the USA.                 Read more on this news related to 'Spectacle'
  • Philippine Fashion Week: It’s now less about spectacle, more about relevance
    Against all odds and naysayers, Joey Espino is pushing through with Philippine Fashion Week (PFW). Read more on this news related to 'Spectacle'

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