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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spectacular  \Spec*tac"u*lar\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  shows;  of  the  nature  of  a  show 
  ``Spectacular  sports.''  --G.  Hickes. 
 
  2.  Adapted  to  excite  wonder  and  admiration  by  a  display  of 
  pomp  or  of  scenic  effects;  as  a  spectacular  celebration 
  of  some  event;  a  spectacular  play. 
 
  3.  Pertaining  to  spectacles,  or  glasses  for  the  eyes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spectacular 
  adj  1:  sensational  in  appearance  or  thrilling  in  effect;  "a 
  dramatic  sunset";  "a  dramatic  pause";  "a  spectacular 
  display  of  northern  lights";  "it  was  a  spectacular 
  play";  "his  striking  good  looks  always  created  a 
  sensation"  [syn:  {dramatic},  {striking}] 
  2:  of  the  nature  of  spectacle  or  drama;  "spectacular  dives  from 
  the  cliff" 
  3:  having  a  quality  that  thrusts  itself  into  attention;  "an 
  outstanding  fact  of  our  time  is  that  nations  poisoned  by 
  anti  semitism  proved  less  fortunate  in  regard  to  their  own 
  freedom";  "a  new  theory  is  the  most  prominent  feature  of 
  the  book";  "salient  traits";  "a  spectacular  rise  in 
  prices";  "a  striking  thing  about  Picadilly  Circus  is  the 
  statue  of  Eros  in  the  center";  "a  striking  resemblance 
  between  parent  and  child"  [syn:  {outstanding},  {prominent}, 
  {salient},  {striking}] 
  n  :  a  lavishly  produced  performance;  "they  put  on  a  Christmas 
  spectacular" 




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