1. something that is strikingly attractive or has great popular appeal
    the brilliant orange flowers against the green foliage were a showstopper
    she has a show-stopper of a smile
  2. an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
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How To Use show-stopper In A Sentence

  • Nearly every song on A Treasury is a show-stopper, and the track selection is fine, spotlighting Drake's weighty insights and limning the various complexions of his character.
  • But setting show-stoppers to rock music has its own pitfalls.
  • I'll mention just two potential show-stoppers presently in the planning stages.
  • But I do know that what I consider only niggling annoyances can become show-stoppers for newbies.
  • You don't need to be an expert in the kitchen to make his recipes, but you *do * need to be willing to spend real time and effort on a dish - these are show-stoppers, not simple fare.
  • The same new research will help determine whether the second problem is a show-stopper or not.
  • It's a show-stopper, in the vein of Rimsky-Korsakov's Schéhérazade - lots of exciting climaxes and slightly sweet melancholy.
  • she has a show-stopper of a smile
  • This final dress is a real show-stopper: a full-length black number with a huge train and a thick gold and red trim on the hem.
  • In the main arena, bare-back riding daredevil Lorenzo, the Flying Frenchman, proved to be a show-stopper as he performed equestrian stunts with his grey geldings.
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