- something resembling spectacles in shape or function.
- any of various devices suggesting spectacles, as one attached to a semaphore to display lights or different colors by colored glass.
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Idioms for spectacle
Origin of spectacle
OTHER WORDS FROM spectaclespec·ta·cle·less, adjectivespec·ta·cle·like, adjectivesu·per·spec·ta·cle, noun
Words nearby spectacle
Example sentences from the Web for spectacles
And suicide is just one of the many shocking 4chan spectacles, which range from bullying to stripping to killing pets on camera.More Shocking Than Online Suicides Are the Crowds Who Clamor to Watch|Caitlin Dickson|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of course, other recent royal pageants and spectacles have been something of a mixed bag, economically speaking.
Other young men play sports and watch them; Tamim simply bought the spectacles and events themselves.
These spectacles are planned with aching attention to detail.
As he peers over his spectacles, Leveson is a big predatory cat that beguiles as he smiles.
He was naturally learned; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked inwards, and found her there.
Colonel Parsons nodded to her as she walked up the drive, and took off his spectacles.The Hero|William Somerset Maugham
He must see all things through the spectacles of his upbringing.The Half-Hearted|John Buchan
Above his spectacles the eyes of Bleyer gleamed resentfully.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
I hate changing,—especially of spectacles; I should not have put them on now—confound them!Three Courses and a Dessert|Anonymous