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Webster 1913 Edition


Spectacular

Spec-tac′u-lar

,
Adj.
1.
Of or pertaining to a shows; of the nature of a show.
Spectacular sports.”
G. Hickes.
2.
Adapted to excite wonder and admiration by a display of pomp or of scenic effects;
as, a
spectacular
celebration of some event; a
spectacular
play.
3.
Pertaining to spectacles, or glasses for the eyes.

Webster 1828 Edition


Spectacular

SPECTAC'ULAR

,
Adj.
Pertaining to shows.

Definition 2021


spectacular

spectacular

English

Adjective

spectacular (comparative more spectacular, superlative most spectacular)

  1. Amazing or worthy of special notice
    The parachutists were spectacular.
  2. (dated) Related to, or having the character of, a spectacle or entertainment
    the merely spectacular
    • G. Hickes
      Spectacular sports.
    • 1910, August 21, “Andre Tridon”, in Europe Flirts with Argentina to Win Her Rich Trade:
      Those apparently insignificant events which really make history are seldom featured in the press; the merely spectacular too frequently crowds the essential out of the public sheets.
  3. Relating to spectacles, or glasses for the eyes.

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  • spectacular in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • spectacular in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Noun

spectacular (plural spectaculars)

  1. A spectacular display.
    • 2010, "Under the volcano", The Economist, 16 Oct 2010:
      Though business has more or less held up so far, a series of drug-related spectaculars sparked an exodus of the city's upper class this summer.