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Synonyms for showstopper

an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down

something that is strikingly attractive or has great popular appeal

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Featuring an all-star line up from London's glittering West End performing songs from Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady, Anything Goes and many more, this is sure to be a glamorous and showstopping evening.
We all love a showstopping dress but most of us can't afford to fork out for designer prices.
The inaugural NE1 Newcastle Motor Show, which took place on July 11 and 12, featured showstopping cars never before seen in the region.
He meets the builders who are transforming the edges of towns with showstopping architecture.
Their three challenges include making 24 dainty cupcakes, a technical bake involving 20 chocolate profiteroles and a showstopping marble cake inspired by their favourite building.
Paul finishes proceedings off with a showstopping Kransekake, which is a spectacular Scandinavian tower of rings.
She chose this showstopping ice queen outfit for the launch of her new novel, Make My Wish Come True, in London yesterday.
NERINE BOWDENII: Nerines are some of the most showstopping flowers we can grow to grace the autumn garden, wearing fluorescent pinks and incandescent corals in showy silks and sexy satins.
Gossip Girl Blake, far left, stalked the red carpets in Cannes last month in one showstopping gown after another but we also like the more casual look she has going on here in a Michael Kors 2015 Resort sequined mini dress.
Tonight, one week after the frivolous fun began, none other than Carlos Santana will be closing things down with a showstopping gig.
An emotional score includes the showstopping Ol' Man River and Can't Help Lovin Dat Man.
The designer's favourite, Bollywood beauty Kangna Ranaut did the showstopping act for the show.
Many of the showstopping numbers, choreographed by Bob Alton, are breakout moments for the movie's stars.
According to MTV, Timberlake started his performance solo and built to a showstopping crescendo, complete with full band accompaniment and an audience clap-along.
The Beeb has really pulled a rabbit out of a hat here, and the new series boasts a showstopping new format, a dazzling new host and an astonishing line-up of magicians.