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Noun: spectacle  spek-ti-kul
  1. Something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight)
    "the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape"
     
  2. An elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale
     
  3. A blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase 'make a spectacle of' yourself

Derived forms: spectacles

Type of: bloomer, blooper [N. Amer], blue [Austral, NZ], blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, display, flub [N. Amer], foul-up, pratfall, presentation, sight

Encyclopedia: Spectacle