breathtaking

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

Definition of breathtaking

  1. 1 :  causing one to breathe rapidly or with difficulty :  making one out of breath a breathtaking pain in her side

  2. 2a :  exciting, thrilling a breathtaking raceb :  very great :  astonishing his breathtaking ignorance

breathtakingly

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Examples of breathtaking in a sentence

  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


BREATHTAKING Defined for English Language Learners

breathtaking

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

Definition of breathtaking for English Language Learners

  • : very exciting

  • : very great or surprising


BREATHTAKING Defined for Kids

breathtaking

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

Definition of breathtaking for Students

  1. :  very exciting or beautiful



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