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spectacle

[′spek·tə·kəl]
(zoology)
A colored marking in the form of rings around the eyes, as in certain birds, reptiles, and mammals (as the raccoon).

Spectacle

Speed (See SWIFTNESS.)
Aïda
opera renowned for its scenic grandeur; sometimes played with on-stage elephants. [Ital. Opera: Verdi Aïda in Benét, 16]
Barnum and Bailey circus
“greatest show on earth,” famed for outstanding displays. [Am. Culture: Collier’s, V, 110]
Birth of a Nation, The D. W.
Griffith’s monumental Civil War film. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 51]
Ziegfeld Follies
elaborate New York musical entertainment (1907–1931) with gorgeous settings and dancers. [Am. Theater: NCE, 3045]
Folies Bergère
opulent musical show in Paris featuring dancers, rich costumes and scenery. [Fr. Theater: EB (1972 ed.), IX, 515]