- a song or sequence in a musical theater production, show, etc. so exciting or impressive that applause from the audience interrupts the performance
- anything so exciting, impressive, showy, etc. that it attracts much attention
- A performance or performer that evokes so much applause from the audience that the show is temporarily interrupted.
- A particularly arresting person or thing, especially one that draws attention away from others or brings a course of action to a halt.