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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


  • Performers Prepare For Halloween Spectacle
    Over 100 performers were at rehearsal on Thursday to get ready for the third annual Halloween Spectacle Read more on this news related to 'Spectacle'
  • Spectacle of Bono almost as sickening as Ebola call
    I FEEL bad. Here I was, sharpening my pencil to write harsh words about Bono only to discover the reason he wears sunglasses, or more accurately pink-tinted wraparounds, is not because he’s a narcissistic eejit, but because he has glaucoma. Oh dear. Read more on this news related to 'Spectacle'
  • Success in specs for Highbridge woman
    A WOMAN from Highbridge was crowned Spectacle Wearer of the Year at an awards evening in London last week. Read more on this news related to 'Spectacle'

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