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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: spectaculum; SPECTACLE

spectacular

1 adjective
     
spec‧tac‧u‧lar1
1 very impressive:
a mountainous area with spectacular scenery
a spectacular success
2 very sudden, unexpected, or extreme:
The news caused a spectacular fall in the stock market.
spectacularly adverb

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