- A person who watches at a show, game, or other event.More example sentences
- These have every appearance of being intended for the use of spectators watching sporting events.
- She was a spectator, a spectator watching her life break apart before her eyes.
- Most of the spectators were gathered watching his game, and I was glad that they could not see the dilemma I was in.
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- We must question, however, the actual usefulness of such a characterization of spectatorial submission to the visual image of film.
- The dancers no longer performed for the spectatorial look but rather, engaged with the crowd in immediate exchange.
- He takes a protective but also frankly spectatorial interest in the lives of his tenants, following their dramas with the fascination of a soap opera addict.
late 16th century: from French spectateur or Latin spectator, from spectare 'gaze at, observe' (see spectacle).