Meaning of spectacle
Pronunciation: (spek'tu-kul), [key]
- anything presented to the sight or view, esp. something of a striking or impressive kind: The stars make a fine spectacle tonight.
- a public show or display, esp. on a large scale: The coronation was a lavish spectacle.
- eyeglasses, esp. with pieces passing over or around the ears for holding them in place.
- something resembling spectacles in shape or function.
- any of various devices suggesting spectacles, as one attached to a semaphore to display lights or different colors by colored glass.
- a spyglass.
- to call attention to one's unseemly behavior; behave foolishly or badly in public: They tell me I made a spectacle of myself at the party last night.
- spectacle (Thesaurus)