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spectatorspec‧ta‧tor /spekˈteɪtə $ ˈspekteɪtər/ ●●○ noun [countable]  DSDLsomeone who is watching an event or gameaudience The match attracted over 40,000 spectators.
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spectatorOver 30,000 spectators turned out for the women's basketball match against Zaire.The game was watched by over 50,000 spectators.Once again, 2,200 spectators jumped to their feet.Spectators cheered and clapped as the ship came into the harbor.I'm not playing myself, I'm just a spectator.And spectators cheered as the couple walked arm in arm from Winchester cathedral.Giants planners have claimed that a preponderance of ballpark spectators will use transit or walk.There are no facilities for spectators at the pool.Someone was juggling in the street, and a small group of spectators had gathered to watch.There was a great cheer from the spectators.At Caen Musgrave went to a regatta, where seven thousand spectators lined the dockside.The jury ran a gantlet through spectators to get in the courthouse.There were few visiting spectators and there was no singing or chanting.Many people were killed; four white spectators were unintentionally killed by stray bullets.
Spectator, TheThe SpectatorSpectator, The  a magazine which contains articles about politics, important events, and the arts, and which is known for the high quality of its writing. There are separate British and US magazines called The Spectator. The magazine was started in the UK in 1711, by Joseph addison and Sir Richard steele.
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