spectacular

[ spek-tak-yuh-ler ]
/ spɛkˈtæk yə lər /

adjective

of or like a spectacle; marked by or given to an impressive, large-scale display.
dramatically daring or thrilling: a spectacular dive from a cliff.

noun

a single television production featuring well-known performers and characterized by elaborate sets, costumes, staging, etc.Compare special(def 14).
an impressive, large-scale display: another Hollywood spectacular.

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Origin of spectacular

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

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British Dictionary definitions for spectacularly

spectacular
/ (spɛkˈtækjʊlə) /

adjective

of or resembling a spectacle; impressive, grand, or dramatic
unusually marked or greata spectacular increase in spending

noun

a lavishly produced performance

Derived forms of spectacular

spectacularly, adverb
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