Spectacular - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- a lavishly produced performance


- sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect(syn: dramatic, striking)
- characteristic of spectacles or drama
- having a quality that thrusts itself into attention(syn: outstanding, prominent, salient, striking)


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 mountainous area with spectacular scenery

A television spectacular transmitted by the National Broadcasting Company.

they put on a Christmas spectacular

a spectacular display of northern lights

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...

the spectacular aerial acrobatics of the circus performers

...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.

Word forms

singular: spectacular
plural: spectaculars
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