Showstopper definitions

shō'stŏp'ər
A performance or performer that evokes so much applause from the audience that the show is temporarily interrupted.
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A song or sequence in a musical theater production, show, etc. so exciting or impressive that applause from the audience interrupts the performance.
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A particularly arresting person or thing, especially one that draws attention away from others or brings a course of action to a halt.
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Anything so exciting, impressive, showy, etc. that it attracts much attention.
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A performance or segment of a theatrical production that induces a positive audience reaction strong enough to pause the production.
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Any impediment that prevents all further progress; especially a software bug that must be fixed before any further development is possible.
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Origin of showstopper