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spectacular

[spek-tak-yuh-ler]
adjective
1.
of or like a spectacle; marked by or given to an impressive, large-scale display.
2.
dramatically daring or thrilling: a spectacular dive from a cliff.
noun
3.
a single television production featuring well-known performers and characterized by elaborate sets, costumes, staging, etc. Compare special ( def 14 ).
4.
an impressive, large-scale display: another Hollywood spectacular.

Origin:
1675–85; < Latin spectācul(um) (see spectacle) + -ar1

spectacularity [spek-tak-yuh-lar-i-tee] , spectacularism, noun
spectacularly, adverb
nonspectacular, adjective
nonspectacularly, adverb
unspectacular, adjective
unspectacularly, adverb


2. hair-raising, dramatic, breathtaking.
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spectacular (spɛkˈtækjʊlə)
 
adj
1.  of or resembling a spectacle; impressive, grand, or dramatic
2.  unusually marked or great: a spectacular increase in spending
 
n
3.  a lavishly produced performance
 
spec'tacularly
 
adv

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spectacular
1680s, from L. spectaculum (see spectacle). As a noun, first attested 1890.
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