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American English: /ˈspɛktək(ə)l/
British English: /ˈspɛktək(ə)l/

Translation of spectacle in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (public show) to make a spectacle of oneself
    dar un or el espectáculo [colloquial]
    ponerse en ridículo
    Example sentences
    • 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) a sad spectacle
    un triste espectáculo
    Example sentences
    • 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
    also: spectacles plural
    gafas (feminine plural)
    anteojos (masculine plural) (esp Latin America)
    lentes (masculine plural) (esp Latin America)
    a pair of spectacles
    un par de gafas ( or anteojos etc. )
    unas gafas ( or unos anteojos etc. )
    Example sentences
    • 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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