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Noun: spectacles  spek-ti-kulz
  1. Optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
    - specs, eyeglasses [N. Amer], glasses
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

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

Part of: frame

Encyclopedia: Spectacles