(noun, adjective)


1. sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

- a spectacular display of northern lights

- it was a spectacular play

Similar word(s): impressive, dramatic, striking

2. characteristic of spectacles or drama

- spectacular dives from the cliff

Similar word(s): dramatic

3. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

- a spectacular rise in prices

Similar word(s): conspicuous, outstanding, prominent, salient, striking

Sentences with spectacular as an adjective:

- The parachutists were spectacular.

- the merely spectacular


1. a lavishly produced performance

- they put on a Christmas spectacular

Definition categories: communication, performance