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noun [C]     /spekˈteɪ.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
B2 a person who watches an activity, especially a sports event, without taking part: They won 4–0 in front of over 40,000 cheering spectators.Audiences and spectatorsSpectators and commentators at sports events
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