showstopper

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[ UK /ʃˈə‍ʊstɒpɐ/ ]
NOUN
  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 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.
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