- 1[countable, uncountable] a performance or an event that is very impressive and exciting to look at The carnival parade was a magnificent spectacle.
- 2[countable] a sight or view that is very impressive to look at The sunset was a stunning spectacle.
- 3[singular] an unusual or surprising sight or situation that attracts a lot of attention I remember the sad spectacle of her standing in her wedding dress, covered in mud.
- 4 spectacles [plural] (old-fashioned) glasses a pair of spectacles a spectacle case (= to put your glasses in) Idioms
to draw attention to yourself by behaving or dressing in a ridiculous way in public
make a spectacle of yourselfjump to other results