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English definition of “spectacle”

spectacle

noun [C] (UNUSUAL EVENT)    /ˈspek.tɪ.kl̩/
an unusual or unexpected event or situation that attracts attention , interest , or disapproval : It was a strange spectacle to see the two former enemies shaking hands and slapping each other on the back. We witnessed the extraordinary spectacle of an old lady climbing a tree to rescue her cat .Events and occurrencesAccidents and disasters spectacle     /-kl̩/ adjective [before noun] a spectacle case Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
(Definition of spectacle noun (UNUSUAL EVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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