show-stopping


show-stopping
show-stopper, show-stopping see ↑stop the show below.
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ˈshow-stopping ; adjective only before noun

a show-stopping performance

Main entry:show-stopperderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • show-stopping — show stopper ► NOUN informal ▪ a performance or item receiving prolonged applause. DERIVATIVES show stopping adjective …   English terms dictionary

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  • show-stopping — also showstopping ADJ: ADJ n (approval) A show stopping performance or product is very impressive. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • show-stopper — show stopping, showstopping, adj. /shoh stop euhr/, n. 1. Theat. a performer or performance that wins enthusiastic or prolonged applause. 2. a spectacularly arresting or appealing person or thing: This bright plaid suit is a real show stopper.… …   Universalium

  • show-stopper — ► NOUN informal ▪ a performance or item receiving prolonged applause. DERIVATIVES show stopping adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • show-stopper — noun 1. an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down • Syn: ↑showstopper, ↑stopper • Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑routine, ↑number, ↑turn, ↑bit 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • show stopper — /ˈʃoʊ stɒpə/ (say shoh stopuh) noun 1. a song, act, performance, etc., that temporarily interrupts a show because of the enthusiastic applause of the audience. 2. any utterance that interrupts a conversation due to its surprising, controversial… …   Australian English dictionary

  • show-stopper — noun informal a performance or item receiving prolonged applause. Derivatives show stopping adjective …   English new terms dictionary