Translation of spectacle in Spanish:

spectacle

Pronunciation: /ˈspektɪkəl; ˈspektəkəl/

n

  • 1 1.1 (public show) espectáculo (m) to make a spectacle of oneself dar* un or el espectáculo [familiar/colloquial], ponerse* en ridículo
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    • Heather Taylor and Amy Chu produced and performed in the spectacle.
    • A handful of other artists staged theatrical public spectacles, performances grounded in the sociologies of place and personality.
    • Everywhere amazing spectacles were being performed, as crowds gathered and applauded the snake charmers, coal-walkers, and fire-eaters.
    1.2 (sight) espectáculo (m) a sad spectacle un triste espectáculo
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    • But the unseemly scenes provided an entertaining spectacle for those drinking in the evening sun outside the pub.
    • The two of them whooped and hollered some more; their wives sighed at the spectacle and regarded each other with love.
    • It would be an odd spectacle, for two friends of opposite sex parading through the town on horses with no saddle.
  • 2
    (spectacles pl)
    gafas (fpl), anteojos (mpl) (esp AmL) , lentes (mpl) (esp AmL) a pair of spectacles un par de gafas ( or anteojos etc), unas gafas ( or unos anteojos etc)
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    • It was in Venice, the centre of glass making, that the first pair of spectacles appeared, around 1280.
    • Lamb draws an analogy with a pair of spectacles.
    • His hair was blond, and his eyes a bright blue colour, partially hidden behind a small pair of green tinted spectacles.

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