Translation of "spectacle" - English-Spanish dictionary

spectacle

noun uk /ˈspek.tɪ.kl̩/ us

an unusual or unexpected event or situation that attracts attention, interest, or disapproval

espectáculo
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.

a public event or show that is exciting to watch; an exciting appearance

espectáculo
The carnival was a magnificent spectacle.
The television show was mere spectacle (= had an exciting appearance, but little value).
spectacles informal specs old-fashioned

glasses

gafas
a pair of spectacles
steel-rimmed spectacles
spectacle adjective uk /-kl̩/ us

(Translation of “spectacle” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

spectacle

noun /ˈspektəkl/

a sight, especially one that is very impressive or wonderful

espectáculo
The royal wedding was a great spectacle.
spectacular /-ˈtӕkju-/ adjective

(opposite unspectacular)

making a great show or display

espectacular
a spectacular performance.

impressive; dramatic

impresionante
a spectacular recovery.
spectacularly adverb

espectacularmente
The novel sold spectacularly well.

(Translation of “spectacle” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)