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breathtaking

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adjective breath·tak·ing \ˈbreth-ˌtā-kiŋ\

Simple Definition of breathtaking

  • : very exciting

  • : very great or surprising

Full Definition of breathtaking

  1. 1 :  making one out of breath

  2. 2 a :  exciting, thrilling <a breathtaking race> b :  very great :  astonishing <his breathtaking ignorance>

breath·tak·ing·ly play \-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.



1877

First Known Use of breathtaking

1877



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