Etymology
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spectacular (adj.)

1680s, from Latin spectaculum "a sight, show" (see spectacle) + -ar. As a noun, attested by 1890. Related: Spectacularly.

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Definitions of spectacular
1
spectacular (adj.)
sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect;
it was a spectacular play
a spectacular display of northern lights
Synonyms: dramatic / striking
spectacular (adj.)
characteristic of spectacles or drama;
spectacular dives from the cliff
spectacular (adj.)
having a quality that thrusts itself into attention;
a spectacular rise in prices
2
spectacular (n.)
a lavishly produced performance;
they put on a Christmas spectacular
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