[ UK /ʃˈəʊstɒpɐ/ ]
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
- an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
How To Use showstopper In A Sentence
- Kartano dresses old Finnish staple dishes in haute cuisine trimmings and their pan-fried fillet of reindeer is a showstopper.
- The weather wasn't perfect, but I quickly was learning that what had been a showstopper in the RAG was daily business in the fleet.
- The last definition is the showstopper for unions.
- Boubil and Schonberg created a score with countless showstoppers linked with recitative that is melodious and easily understood.
- According to Pawelczyk, associate professor of kinesiology at Penn State, there are three major "showstoppers" that need to be addressed.
- At first, cost seemed a showstopper.
- Their recurved petals, lovely long stamens and distinctive center markings make Oriental lilies showstoppers in any floral arrangement.
- The showstopper, a nearly 8-foot nude self-portrait, is overlaid with a sparse array of embossed, lozenge-shaped leaves impressed from both the front and back of the paper.
- So if you're after a real showstopper, this is the look for you. The Sun
- Handelian arias were either brilliant vocal displays or sustained sublime showstoppers.