breathtaking


breath·tak·ing

adjective \ˈbreth-ˌtā-kiŋ\

: very exciting

: very great or surprising

Full Definition of BREATHTAKING

1
:  making one out of breath
2
a :  exciting, thrilling <a breathtaking race>
b :  very great :  astonishing <his breathtaking ignorance>
breath·tak·ing·ly \-kiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of BREATHTAKING

  1. The train raced past with breathtaking speed.
  2. They gave a breathtaking performance.
  3. The view of the mountains was breathtaking.
  4. a scene of breathtaking beauty
  5. The scope of the error is breathtaking.

First Known Use of BREATHTAKING

1877

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