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spectacle

spec·ta·cle

spectacle

 
 
pronunciation:
spek t kl
phrases:
make a spectacle of oneself
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an unusual or splendid sight or public show.
Yesterday's parade was a spectacle.
 
synonyms:
marvel
similar words:
sight
definition 2: (plural) a pair of eyeglasses.
synonyms:
eyeglasses, glasses
phrase: make a spectacle of oneself
Word History
Spectacle comes from spectare, a Latin word that means "to view or watch."
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