Meaning of SPECTACULAR in English

SPECTACULAR

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fine/magnificent/spectacular/dazzling display (= a very good one )

The museum has a magnificent display of silver.

a resounding/outstanding/spectacular success (= very great success )

Financially, the event was a resounding success.

a sensational/spectacular climax

The match was a sensational climax to the season.

disastrous/spectacular etc flop

The film was a complete flop.

spectacular/magnificent/wonderful etc (= very impressive )

Tourists come for the winter sports and the spectacular scenery.

wonderful/magnificent/spectacular/breathtaking

There are breathtaking views from the top of the hill.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

as

The sunset was as spectacular as ever.

My room is pretty but not as spectacular as the rest of the hotel.

The hotel features a lovely dining room overlooking the lake, where the view can truly be described as spectacular .

Two years later the company's crash was just as spectacular and Bloom was fined £30,000 on charges in connection with the affair.

However successful Gilbert's career in Shropshire had been, it had not proved as spectacular as Gould's.

The scenery enroute to Craigendarroch is as spectacular as it is diverse.

Perhaps this was deliberate, in order to obscure the prices which were as spectacular as the decor.

Occasionally, there are other setbacks, though none as spectacular as the mess he got himself into during 1989.

less

Diane Bell's path was similar, but less spectacular .

A similar, though less spectacular , mass mortality occurred in 1957.

The vast openness of Lappland may be less spectacular but the trails are flatter, well-trodden and rideable, sometimes.

It was much less spectacular goal than Allen's equaliser.

The open cluster M50 is less spectacular , but easy to locate.

While this growth is less spectacular than that of the past few years, the cumulative impact is significant.

more

Carlton Communications came from a broadly similar direction but with even more spectacular growth.

Although I have seen flanges in several places, nowhere are they more spectacular than on the Juan de Fuca Ridge.

It's as though the show had become somehow more spectacular .

He is more spectacular in sheer technique than any other male dancer.

When reports began to drift back from pentecostal revivals abroad, the flaming marvels became even more spectacular .

Together with this person, you can attain results far more spectacular than either of you could achieve alone.

The trap is in trying to be more spectacular than the movies.

most

Again, it is set in the most spectacular countryside and well worth taking your camera to.

Then came the most spectacular play.

This festival is possibly the most spectacular of the city's many ceremonies.

The most spectacular binocular object in Gemini is the open cluster M35.

Their most spectacular coup by far was the discovery of Rommel's headquarters.

April, May, October and November are the most spectacular months of an extraordinary year.

The company's stock, first publicly offered in 1971, has been one of Wall Street's most spectacular performers.

Its colours are probably the most spectacular in the Empire, consisting of purple and yellow, or alternatively purple and white.

quite

The performance, nevertheless, is quite spectacular and colourful.

Ablutions completed, a quite spectacular gold necklace was placed around my neck.

I hear that there might be some quite spectacular player migrations from that period, notably in the Midlands.

The theatre is quite spectacular , with the seating arrangement and the plays performed there are of a very high standard.

The sweets in particular are quite spectacular , and are sometimes decorated with fresh flowers.

Apparently the sight was quite spectacular .

The drawing room is a quite spectacular octagonal room, with a 17-foot ceiling.

I haven't seen it yet, but l am told it's quite spectacular .

so

It is such relentless attention that makes her garden so spectacular for so much of the year.

And besides, the diving was so spectacular .

Subsequent ribbon development has been so spectacular that they were booming even before the election announcement.

His defeat was so spectacular , it might have raised me up exactly as they said.

truly

The experimental results that encouraged the financiers to support a rotor ship were truly spectacular .

One of these comet families is truly spectacular .

The two hour drive from Zurich to Hinterzarten takes you over the Swiss/German border at Koblenz/Waldshut and the scenery is truly spectacular .

When the males are in breeding colour they are a truly spectacular fish.

Pineapple and gin have a truly spectacular affinity, combining to make something bigger and better than either.

■ NOUN

display

The Battle of Seattle was certainly a spectacular display of civil disobedience-but did it represent anything more than that?

One of the targets, a munitions depot, went up in a spectacular display of fireworks.

A superb trout hooked itself firmly and during a breathtaking few minutes gave a spectacular display and a wonderful fight.

But on April 19, 1803 a spectacular display was observed in the southeastern United States.

event

This was a rather spectacular event .

The destruction of her temple, just after the conquest of Mecca in 8 / 630 was a spectacular event .

This warmth, coupled with all the spectacular events , has made it a part of our lives we will never forget.

Burning Bartle is not an especially spectacular event , but one which the local people are determined to keep going.

example

A spectacular example is the giant galaxy Centaurus A, lying some 16 million light years away.

fashion

Elsewhere, equities boiled over in spectacular fashion .

Especially strong was Marin County, where every single zip code bounced back, sometimes in spectacular fashion .

A serious error could easily result in every semi-conductor in the project being destroyed, possibly in spectacular fashion .

They had waited for the Darkfall to blow itself out, which it did in spectacular fashion .

Theatres specialise for children, ready to tell us tales, ancient and modern, in spectacular fashion .

West ham had a couple of good shots on goal one of which Beaney tipped over the bar in spectacular fashion .

It's a choice between you and them, either they die or Turry explodes in a spectacular fashion .

goal

It was much less spectacular goal than Allen's equaliser.

Molby swung in the free-kick and Saunders met it perfectly with his head on the near post to score a spectacular goal .

Slaven is the master of the tap-ins while Hendrie has a reputation for scoring spectacular goals .

Woodmill came back well after Humberside had taken a 2-1 lead with a spectacular goal scored from inside their own half.

growth

Carlton Communications came from a broadly similar direction but with even more spectacular growth .

Less celebrated has been a companion event: the even more spectacular growth of imports.

It has been enjoying spectacular growth for its sales of the super absorbent polymers which make nappies that much more comfortable.

result

No wonder he got such spectacular results at business!

In past battles Steam Tanks have exploded with spectacular results , but in each case the machine has been meticulously rebuilt.

Where it counts -achieving spectacular results - everyone works as a team. find that team is led by a Profitboss.

Other critics say that microgravity experiments have been conducted in orbit since the 1970s and none has produced spectacular results .

rise

The spectacular rise to power throughout the 1920s suddenly came to a halt, betrayed by the leaders who had inspired it.

Share prices, often controlled, cornered or otherwise stage-managed by Wall Street pools, were subject to spectacular rises and plunges.

The government's budget was strengthened by increased customs revenue and more particularly by a spectacular rise in indirect taxation.

scenery

They come for the winter sports and the spectacular scenery .

Other parks have more spectacular scenery , higher mountains or ocean views, but Yellowstone is the place for animals.

Now I am quite prepared to believe that other countries can offer more obviously spectacular scenery .

It's a five mile long artificial reservoir set among spectacular scenery in the Berwyn Mountains south of Snowdon.

I spent an exhilarating day cruising the River Ord, speeding through spectacular scenery in a high-powered boat.

sight

It's a spectacular sight , as the wildfowl jockey for position to grab the biggest beak or bill full of food.

A young artist, Albrecht Durer, saw the spectacular sight , and painted the scene a little over a year later.

One of the most spectacular sights promised during the four day event is a rally along the Antrim coast.

Visit the Trummelbach Falls, a spectacular sight of seven illuminated waterfalls plummeting into the mountain.

It was a spectacular sight - the best I've had of wild flowers in Britain.

Seven miles away, the Aysgarth Falls make a spectacular sight .

success

A professional photographer really gets down to it ... The big moment arrives and everything is a spectacular success .

There were no failures among the more than one dozen recipes we tried; neither were there many spectacular successes .

The mission was a spectacular success full of historical moments.

His point had been proved with spectacular success .

Yet in many ways the most spectacular success has been the new pension options.

In a year of economic gloom for the car industry, it was a spectacular success .

Such limited free trade has already been a spectacular success .

view

Its saving grace, however, was a windowed passage-way with spectacular views of the sea and the land beyond.

I was drawn to the spectacular view .

Above these are the two main bedrooms with their spectacular views up and down the lake.

Heading further north, a journey along the 60 miles of coast road is rewarding for its spectacular views .

Custom homes with spectacular views of the downtown skyline fill the streets that snake through Baldwin Hills.

An oasis of tranquillity with dramatically spectacular views .

Passengers also enjoy the spectacular view .

waterfall

No great torrents of water, no spectacular waterfalls , no deafening roars of waters disgorging their immense might.

The Turtle rises so high behind Larimore Dam that it goes over a spillway and creates a spectacular waterfall 50 feet high.

The Trummelbach Falls are nearby, spectacular waterfalls which plunge into the depths of the mountain.

Beginning as crashing streams and spectacular waterfalls high up in the mountains, these quickly converge to form raging rivers.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Houston experienced spectacular growth after the Civil War.

The campground in Emerald Bay State Park has a spectacular setting.

The view from the top floor is absolutely spectacular .

To celebrate independence day, there was a spectacular fireworks display.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I felt as if I was taking part in history and the results were spectacular .

It was a spectacular morning, and I was happy to hang out.

Other buildings came and went, including one claimed by a spectacular 1854 fire.

The theatre is quite spectacular , with the seating arrangement and the plays performed there are of a very high standard.

We ended a perfect day sipping sangria at a cliffside restaurant, relaxing in the spectacular sunset.

When he got there, he had to fight for reform and take one spectacular risk.

When reports began to drift back from pentecostal revivals abroad, the flaming marvels became even more spectacular .

II. noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Hot or not: This science-fiction spectacular is the most hyped movie of the summer.

Jazz, film and literature festivals, entertainment spectaculars and superstar concerts.

Within a year he could provide eight spectaculars, all ingeniously flexible to fit one- to three-hour bookings.

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