Definition of stunner in US English:

stunner

noun

informal
  • 1A strikingly beautiful or impressive person or thing.

    ‘the girl was a stunner’
    • ‘The title, developed out of Ubisoft's Montreal studio, is a real visual stunner.’
    • ‘But the 21-year-old stunner gave a preview of her evening gown before jetting off.’
    • ‘Seriously, the girls out there at the moment are just stunners - I mean they must spend hours, if not all day, getting ready.’
    • ‘The central slow movement is a solemn stunner - very beautiful, without one false or lazy note.’
    • ‘Sur Incises, dominated by three pianos, three harps and percussion, proved a real stunner with its wondrous ‘passing on’ of sound waves and effects between cellos and pianos.’
    • ‘Yet even the spectacular desert scenery can't compete with Toni Collette's complex stunner of a performance in the leading role.’
    • ‘In its clunky realism and breathless romanticism, Looking at the Landscape strikes me as a real stunner, part late Balthus, but more importantly, part proto-John Currin.’
    • ‘Pulsatilla, the pasque flower, is a real stunner with showy lilac flowers and you'll find an excellent specimen at Glasnevin in the Sensory Garden.’
    • ‘It si not only a great looker on the outside, it's a real stunner within the cabin too.’
    • ‘The opening stunner was a succession of burlesque performances by the ultra vixen peep show.’
    beauty, belle, goddess, venus, siren, charmer, seductress
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    1. 1.1 An amazing turn of events.
      ‘the real stunner comes when the boy's father also blames her’
      • ‘But the real stunner is this: The biggest winners from the faster productivity growth of the 1990s were workers, not investors.’
      • ‘But the real stunner is that he is pulling 6% of the vote.’
      • ‘The real stunner came with his closing comment, that the defendant did not look like he would speed.’
      • ‘The real stunner, though, is the expected price: $129.’
      • ‘That game was a real stunner to a lot of people, most of whom thought that we were going to sweep the series.’
      • ‘He did it first take, hit a volley which flew into the roof of the net, a real stunner, one in a million.’

Pronunciation

stunner

/ˈstənər//ˈstənər/