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Definition of "spectacular" []

  • Of the nature of a spectacle; impressive or sensational. (adjective)
  • Something that is spectacular, as: (noun)
  • A single dramatic production of unusual length or lavishness. (noun)
  • An elaborate display. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spectacular" in a sentence
  • "Another of what she calls her "spectacular failures" was a recent project for the Louvre in Paris."
  • "The U.S. military says that while the insurgent groups like al Qaeda are on the run, they have not lost their capacity to not only run more detention centers or torture centers like this one to keep the local populations in check, but also to stage what they call spectacular attacks to bring more public attention to their cause."
  • "ARENA: Well, I'll tell you that right now, the stance of the intelligence community is one of a lot of concern, only because the intelligence continues to suggest that al Qaeda is planning what they call a spectacular attack on U.S. soil."