AskDefine | Define spectacular

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spectacular adj
1 sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation" [syn: dramatic, striking]
2 of the nature of spectacle or drama; "spectacular dives from the cliff"
3 having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child" [syn: outstanding, prominent, salient, striking] n : a lavishly produced performance; "they put on a Christmas spectacular"

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  1. Something that has the aspects of a spectacle; to make a spectacle of oneself; worthy of special notice.
    The parachutists were spectacular.


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