heart-stopping

adjective heart-stop·ping \ ˈhärt-ˌstä-piŋ \

Definition of heart-stopping

:extremely shocking or exciting
  • a heart-stopping adventure
  • heart-stopping views

heart-stopper

play \ˈhärt-ˌstä-pər\ noun

First Known Use of heart-stopping

1888


HEART-STOPPING Defined for English Language Learners

heart-stopping

adjective

Definition of heart-stopping for English Language Learners

  • : extremely shocking or exciting



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