Associations to the word «Spectacle»


SPECTACLE, noun. An exciting or extraordinary exhibition, performance or event.
SPECTACLE, noun. An embarrassing situation
SPECTACLE, noun. (usually in the plural) An optical instrument consisting of two lenses set in a light frame, and worn to assist sight, to obviate some defect in the organs of vision, or to shield the eyes from bright light.
SPECTACLE, noun. (figuratively) An aid to the intellectual sight.
SPECTACLE, noun. (obsolete) A spyglass; a looking-glass.
SPECTACLE, noun. The brille of a snake.

Dictionary definition

SPECTACLE, noun. Something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight); "the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape".
SPECTACLE, noun. An elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale.
SPECTACLE, noun. A blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself.

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.