Definition of 'onlooker'
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For many onlookers the question is who is in control? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The onlookers would have taken the flyers home and passed them to friends. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And onlookers would simply take out their phones. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Workers set about fixing the tacky decorations on lampposts as stunned onlookers enjoyed the summer sunshine. The Sun (2009)Onlookers watched as he rounded on the loo worker in a foul-mouthed rant at the afterparty. The Sun (2013)Meanwhile, a mysterious male onlooker watches from behind. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The attack stunned onlookers at a grocery industry conference in London. The Sun (2009) One horrified onlooker said she thought the row was sparked by a blonde in her 20s. The Sun (2011)According to one onlooker the minister's face dropped. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The embarrassed Hunt promptly rushes over to apologise to a stunned onlooker who is hit by the brass bell. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That night, in the view of many onlookers, removed the doubt. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The MoD banned photography and required onlookers to stand at least 15m from the drone. Times, Sunday Times (2016) One horrified onlooker said: 'The ice could have cracked at any time. The Sun (2010)And one onlooker said: 'It was obvious where it was going to end. The Sun (2010) One shaken onlooker said after hundreds of rioters were finally driven back: 'They wore masks and threw bricks. The Sun (2010)It's just the usual shouting and milling about, with the surreal addition of onlookers jostling to take photographs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She fumbled with her cane, and as she nestled herself into her seat, the onlookers just watched with questions and concern. Christianity Today (2000)Yet just a day before his death he had performed a rehearsal in Los Angeles that had left onlookers stunned by its quality. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'onlooker'
British English: onlooker /ˈɒnˌlʊkə/ NOUN
An onlooker is someone who watches an event take place but does not take part in it.
A small crowd of onlookers were there to watch.
- American English: bystander
- Arabic: مُشَاهِدٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: espectador
- Chinese: 旁观者
- Croatian: promatrač
- Czech: přihlížející
- Danish: tilskuer
- Dutch: toeschouwer
- European Spanish: espectador testigo
- Finnish: sivustakatsoja
- French: badaud
- German: Zuschauer
- Greek: θεατής
- Italian: spettatore
- Japanese: 傍観者
- Korean: 방관자
- Norwegian: tilskuer
- Polish: widz
- European Portuguese: espectador
- Romanian: spectator
- Russian: зритель
- Spanish: espectador
- Swedish: åskådare
- Thai: ผู้เห็นเหตุการณ์
- Turkish: izleyici
- Ukrainian: спостерігач
- Vietnamese: người xem
Definition of onlooker from the Collins English Dictionary
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