very impressive synonym breathtaking spectacular scenery Messi scored a spectacular goal. It was a spectacular achievement on their part. a spectacular display of fireworks Word Origin late 17th cent.: from spectacle, on the pattern of words such as oracular.Extra examples The waterfall is truly spectacular. In the evening, there will be a spectacular display of fireworks. Rooney scored a spectacular goal. The coastal road has spectacular scenery. Their performance was good, if not spectacular. They were absolutely delighted with the show’s spectacular success.