Meaning of “showstopper” in the English Dictionary

"showstopper" in British English

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showstoppernoun [ C ]

uk /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 performance

showstopping
adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˈʃəʊˌstɒp.ɪŋ/ us /ˈʃoʊˌstɑː.pɪŋ/

a showstopping performance

(Definition of “showstopper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)