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English noun: show-stopper

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

Synonymsshowstopper, stopper

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

2. show-stopper (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.


Broader (hypernym)attraction, attractiveness

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