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spectacular

spec·tac·u·lar

spectacular

 
 
pronunciation:
spek taek y lr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or like a spectacle; impressive; marvelous.
The spectacular set for the opera must have been very costly to build.
antonyms:
unimpressive, unspectacular
similar words:
marvelous, sensational
definition 2: daring or exciting.
His last dive was spectacular, and the spectators burst into wild applause.
antonyms:
unexciting, unspectacular
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part of speech: noun
definition: a single elaborate entertainment production, esp. for television.
The Christmas spectacular drew a large audience.
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derivation: spectacularly (adv.)
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