spectacular

spectacularity /spek tak'yeuh lar"i tee/, spectacularism, n.spectacularly, adv.
/spek tak"yeuh leuhr/, adj.
1. of or like a spectacle; marked by or given to an impressive, large-scale display.
2. dramatically daring or thrilling: a spectacular dive from a cliff.
n.
3. a single television production featuring well-known performers and characterized by elaborate sets, costumes, staging, etc. Cf. special (def. 13).
4. an impressive, large-scale display: another Hollywood spectacular.
[1675-85; < L spectacul(um) (see SPECTACLE) + -AR1]
Syn. 2. hair-raising, dramatic, breathtaking.

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