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spectacle

noun [C]  /ˈspek·tə·kəl/ us  

spectacle noun [C] (UNUSUAL EVENT)

an unusual or unexpected event or situation that attracts attention: an amazing/terrible spectacle The trial became a public spectacle. She made a spectacle of herself (= behaved in a way that attracted attention and made her look ridiculous).

spectacle noun [C] (PUBLIC SHOW)

a large public event or show: The fireworks were a magnificent spectacle.
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