Also found in: Wikipedia.


(ˈhɑrtˌstɒp ər)

something that overwhelms one with suspense or emotion.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
"Heartstopper" is the name of the knife John will wield in the next film.
And in 50 minutes came a real heartstopper when Bekim Balaj found himself inside Scotland's box with only Allan McGregor to beat.
Fielding has written more than 20 books over a long career, including bestsellers Still Life, Charley's Web, Heartstopper and See Jane Run.
Oh, a heartstopper is the solitaire's one note--high, sweet, lonely, magic" (101).
Last-fence horror is heartstopper December 26, 2006 KAUTO STAR landed his first King George in box-office style, leaving those who had backed the 8-13 favourite with hearts in their mouths as he clattered through the final fence when well clear.
They fell behind at The Gnoll to a second half Chris Jones penalty, but Davies and Reed's late heartstopper turned the tables.
Joy Fielding's HEARTSTOPPER (1423325435, $36.95) receives an exhilarating rendition by Judith West, who has collaborated on many audios in the past.
HEARTSTOPPER (18) Also available too buy pounds 12.99
Bees had won a heartstopper and it seemed as though their intoxicating collective will ould be all they needed to retain their position at level two.
Big hearts, big heads: Djibril Cisse salutes the jubilant fans Picture: JASON ROBERTS' Heartstopper: Gerrard joins the immortals
"Heartstopper," Horror; producers, Lewin Webb, Kate Harrison; director, Bob Keen; cast, Robert Englund.