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English noun: spectacle

1. spectacle (communication) something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight)


SamplesThe tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape.


Broader (hypernym)sight

2. spectacle (artifact) an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale


Broader (hypernym)display, presentation


Narrower (hyponym)bullfight, corrida, naumachia, naumachy

3. spectacle (act) a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself


Broader (hypernym)bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall









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