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English noun: showstopper

1. showstopper (communication) an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down


Synonymsshow-stopper, stopper


Broader (hypernym)act, bit, number, routine, turn

2. showstopper (attribute) something that is strikingly attractive or has great popular appeal


SamplesShe has a show-stopper of a smile.
The brilliant orange flowers against the green foliage were a showstopper.


Synonymsshow-stopper


Broader (hypernym)attraction, attractiveness









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