Definition of spectator in English:

spectator

Syllabification: spec·ta·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈspekˌtātər
 
/

noun

Derivatives

spectatorial

Pronunciation: /ˌspektəˈtôrēəl/
adjective
( • rare )
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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.

Origin

late 16th century: from French spectateur or Latin spectator, from spectare 'gaze at, observe' (see spectacle).

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