1. [ adjective ] sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
Synonyms: striking dramatic

"a dramatic sunset" "a dramatic pause" "a spectacular display of northern lights" "it was a spectacular play" "his striking good looks always created a sensation"

Related terms: impressive
2. [ adjective ] of the nature of spectacle or drama

"spectacular dives from the cliff"

Related terms: dramatic
3. [ adjective ] having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
Synonyms: prominent outstanding salient striking

"an outstanding fact of our time" "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book" "salient traits" "a spectacular rise in prices"

Related terms: conspicuous
4. [ noun ] (performing arts) a lavishly produced performance

"they put on a Christmas spectacular"

Related terms: performance
Similar spelling:   spectacularly