show-stopper


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show′-stop`per



n.
a performer or performance that wins enthusiastic or prolonged applause.
[1945–50]
show′-stop`ping, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.show-stopper - an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
routine, number, act, bit, turn - a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
2.show-stopper - something that is strikingly attractive or has great popular appeal; "she has a show-stopper of a smile"; "the brilliant orange flowers against the green foliage were a showstopper"
attractiveness, attraction - the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; "her personality held a strange attraction for him"
Translations

show-stopper

[ˈʃəʊˌstɒpəʳ] Nsensación f
to be a show-stopperquitar el hipo, causar sensación
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