minispectacle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ spectacle

Noun[edit]

minispectacle (plural minispectacles)

  1. A minor, small-scale spectacle (impressive event).
    • 2007 December 16, Virginia Heffernan, “Haunted Mouses”, in New York Times[1]:
      But by bombarding users with distorted and deracinated images, the Internet instead just forces us to confront increasingly bizarre minispectacles, often right when were most vulnerable — alone, anxious, looking for answers.