Spectacular - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |spekˈtækjələr|  American pronunciation of the word spectacular
Brit.  |spekˈtækjʊlə|  British pronunciation of the word spectacular


- a lavishly produced performance
they put on a Christmas spectacular


- sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect (syn: dramatic, striking)
a spectacular display of northern lights
it was a spectacular play
- characteristic of spectacles or drama
spectacular dives from the cliff
- having a quality that thrusts itself into attention (syn: outstanding, prominent, salient, striking)
a spectacular rise in prices

Extra examples

The autumn foliage was spectacular.

...the larger-than-life spectaculars that make Las Vegas attractive to people with little interest in gambling...

The news caused a spectacular fall in the stock market.

A television spectacular transmitted by the National Broadcasting Company.

The new stadium is spectacular. There's never been anything like it.

The goalie made a spectacular save.

The celebration ended with a spectacular fireworks display.

Wow, these canyons are spectacular.

...a happy confluence of beautiful weather and spectacular scenery during our vacation...

...a movie idol whose reprehensible offscreen behavior caused him to experience a spectacular fall from grace...

The Italian ace cheated death in a spectacular 100 mph crash.

The festival will end with a spectacular laser show.

Her new book has scored a spectacular success.

Germany achieved spectacular economic success in a relatively short period of time.

The road twisted between spectacular mountains.

Word forms

singular: spectacular
plural: spectaculars
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