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English definition of “showstopper”

showstopper

noun [C]     /ˈʃəʊˌstɒp.ər/ US  /ˈʃoʊˌstɑː.pɚ/ approving
a piece in a stage performance that the audience enjoy so much that their clapping and shouts of approval interrupt the performanceParts of plays, shows and films showstopping     /-ˌstɒp.ɪŋ/ US  /-ˌstɑː.pɪŋ/ adjective [before noun] a showstopping performanceExciting and interesting
(Definition of showstopper noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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