- thrillingly beautiful, remarkable, astonishing, exciting, or the like: a breathtaking performance.
Origin of breathtaking
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Examples from the Web for breathtaking
But the most breathtaking aspects of the image are the rings and gaps in the disk, never imaged before in this much detail.The Most Stunning View Ever of Planets Being Born
Matthew R. Francis
November 9, 2014
The speed with which the escalation takes place is breathtaking.Is America a Police State? For Many, Yes
September 1, 2014
I think even just the idea, the very, very romantic idea, that he built this house for them is so breathtaking.Kerry Washington’s Favorite ‘Scandal’ Season 3 Moments
August 8, 2014
As with many next generation games, Unity is elegant and breathtaking.Video Games Need More Than Damsels and Dames
June 18, 2014
It was breathtaking going there for the first time—truly magical.Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie on Ygritte and Jon Snow’s Reunion at the Battle of Castle Black
June 10, 2014
While they waited, the village folk reaped a breathtaking harvest.
The havoc wrought among the onrushing pack was breathtaking.Queen of the Black Coast
Robert E. Howard
He reveled in its beauty, its breathtaking panorama and its balance.The Inhabited
Why, the little devil looked like a siren and the bare feet in the net were breathtaking.
The West knew that these institutions were dysfunctional – but not to which breathtaking extent.After the Rain
- causing awe or excitementa breathtaking view
Word Origin and History for breathtaking
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