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One entry found for spectacle.
Main Entry: spec·ta·cle
Pronunciation: primarystressspek-ti-kschwal
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English spectacle "spectacle," from early French spectacle (same meaning), from Latin spectaculum (same meaning), from spectare "to watch," from specere "to look, look at" --related to AUSPICE, EXPECT
1 a : an unusual or impressive public display b : an object of curious or annoyed attention <made a spectacle of yourself at the party>
2 plural : 1GLASS 2b

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