breathtaking

[ breth-tey-king ]
/ ˈbrɛθˌteɪ kɪŋ /

adjective

thrillingly beautiful, remarkable, astonishing, exciting, or the like: a breathtaking performance.

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Origin of breathtaking

First recorded in 1875–80; breath + take + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM breathtaking

breath·tak·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for breathtaking

breathtaking
/ (ˈbrɛθˌteɪkɪŋ) /

adjective

causing awe or excitementa breathtaking view

Derived forms of breathtaking

breathtakingly, adverb
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