Definition of looker-on in English:

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looker-on

Pronunciation: /ˈlo͝okərˌän/

noun (plural lookers-on /ˈlo͝okərzˌän/ //)

A person who is a spectator rather than a participant in a situation.
Example sentences
  • But the aspect of his appearance on this particular morning that most interested the lookers-on was not the coat, but rather the glint of gold that caught the light on his breast.
  • I asked an astute hockey observer about the player, whom even a casual looker-on like me recognizes as a skilled player, himself dogged by clutchers and grabbers.
  • But, as local art students and lookers-on alike asked, did these free thinking experiments beyond the studio space constitute art?

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Syllabification: look·er-on

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