Definition of 'spectacular'
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Its size lends it to entertaining in spectacular style. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Then he proceeded to dive off the tightrope in quite spectacular fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it is clear that she takes great delight in her more spectacular successes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The first spectacular flower show of the year is about to burst upon the countryside. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The sunset on the cliffs close to our house is spectacular. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Attendance and discretionary spend showed spectacular rises this year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This was a thoughtful rather than spectacular performance. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The setting on the beach was spectacular. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His rise to the top in the journalistic world was spectacular. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My mother grew up in a house of spectacular grandeur. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The resort is ideal for those looking to escape to enjoy beautiful beaches and spectacular mountain views. The Sun (2008)Fashion went on a world tour of spectacular locations worthy of showing its most lucrative collections. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It almost happened in spectacular style when two rights and a left sent him stumbling across the ring. The Sun (2009)In the summer the leaves turn green before changing to reds and oranges for a spectacular autumn show. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The company put in a solid rather than spectacular performance in the first six months of the year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The night was a spectacular failure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His spectacular style had considerable appeal. ITF World of Tennis (1993)Selfridges does spectacular ready-made ones and that was where they first caught my eye. The Sun (2013)We're cautious about whether this spectacular success in dogs would be quite so spectacular in humans. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are a club that have enjoyed a spectacular rise up the non-league pyramid. The Sun (2014)But then the wheels came off the England chariot as they collapsed in spectacular fashion after a catalogue of errors. The Sun (2008)He had the world just where he wanted it - but then the world spiralled out of control in the most spectacular fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Olympics will see spectacular sporting endeavour; the fruits of years of preparation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The trouble was it was an eagle, eagle, birdie charge and quite a spectacular one. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'spectacular'
British English: spectacular /spɛkˈtækjʊlə/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is spectacular is very impressive or dramatic.
...spectacular views of the mountains.
- American English: spectacular
- Arabic: رَائِع
- Brazilian Portuguese: espetacular
- Chinese: 辉煌的
- Croatian: spektakularan
- Czech: pozoruhodný
- Danish: spektakulær
- Dutch: spectaculair
- European Spanish: espectacular
- Finnish: loistelias
- French: spectaculaire
- German: spektakulär
- Greek: θεαματικός
- Italian: spettacolare
- Japanese: 壮観な
- Korean: 장대한
- Norwegian: spektakulær
- Polish: widowiskowy
- European Portuguese: espetacular
- Romanian: spectaculos
- Russian: эффектный
- Spanish: espectacular
- Swedish: spektakulär
- Thai: น่าตื่นเต้น
- Turkish: görülmeye değer
- Ukrainian: ефектний
- Vietnamese: ngoạn mục
British English: spectacular NOUN
A spectacular is a show or performance which is very grand and impressive.
...a television spectacular.
Definition of spectacular from the Collins English Dictionary
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