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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a lavishly produced performance;
- Example: "they put on a Christmas spectacular"


ADJECTIVE (3)

1. sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect;
- Example: "a dramatic sunset"
- Example: "a dramatic pause"
- Example: "a spectacular display of northern lights"
- Example: "it was a spectacular play"
- Example: "his striking good looks always created a sensation"
[syn: dramatic, spectacular, striking]

2. characteristic of spectacles or drama;
- Example: "spectacular dives from the cliff"

3. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention;
- Example: "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"
- Example: "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"
- Example: "salient traits"
- Example: "a spectacular rise in prices"
- Example: "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"
- Example: "a striking resemblance between parent and child"
[syn: outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spectacular \Spec*tac"u*lar\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a shows; of the nature of a show. "Spectacular sports." --G. Hickes. [1913 Webster] 2. Adapted to excite wonder and admiration by a display of pomp or of scenic effects; as, a spectacular celebration of some event; a spectacular play. [1913 Webster] 3. Pertaining to spectacles, or glasses for the eyes. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

spectacular adj 1: sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation" [syn: dramatic, spectacular, striking] 2: characteristic of spectacles or drama; "spectacular dives from the cliff" 3: having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child" [syn: outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking] n 1: a lavishly produced performance; "they put on a Christmas spectacular"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "spectacular": actor-proof, all-star, amazing, astonishing, astounding, ballet, balletic, blatant, brazen, brazenfaced, breathtaking, cinematic, cinematographic, colorful, confounding, crude, dramatic, dramatical, eye-opening, film, filmic, flagrant, flaring, flaunting, garish, gaudy, glaring, gorgeous, ham, hammy, histrionic, legitimate, loud, lurid, melodramatic, meretricious, milked, mind-boggling, miraculous, monodramatic, movie, obtrusive, operatic, overacted, overplayed, overwhelming, prodigious, scenic, screaming, sensational, shameless, stagelike, stageworthy, staggering, stagy, starstruck, startling, stellar, striking, stunning, stupendous, surprising, tawdry, theaterlike, theatrical, thespian, thrilling, thrown away, underacted, underplayed, vaudevillian, vulgar, wonderful, wondrous