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Noun: showstopper  'show,stó-pu(r)
  1. An act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
    - show-stopper, stopper
  2. Something that is strikingly attractive or has great popular appeal
    "the brilliant orange flowers against the green foliage were a showstopper";
    - show-stopper

Derived forms: showstoppers, show-stoppers

Type of: act, attraction, attractiveness, bit, number, routine, turn

Encyclopedia: Showstopper