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spectacle

noun [C or U] (PUBLIC EVENT)    /ˈspek.tɪ.kl̩/
a public event or show that is exciting to watch; an exciting appearance: The carnival was a magnificent spectacle. The television show was mere spectacle (= had an exciting appearance, but little value).Spectacles and performances spectacle     /-kl̩/ adjective [before noun] a spectacle caseEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
(Definition of spectacle noun (PUBLIC EVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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