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breathtaking

Syllabification: breath·tak·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈbreTHˌtākiNG
 
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Definition of breathtaking in English:

adjective

Astonishing or awe-inspiring in quality, so as to take one’s breath away: the scene was one of breathtaking beauty
More example sentences
  • The setting is a breathtaking reminder of the wondrous beauty of our province.
  • As a photographer, I am, of course, touched by the breathtaking beauty of our wildlife.
  • Start at the top end of town for the sheer breathtaking spectacle, if nothing else.
Synonyms
spectacular, magnificent, wonderful, awe-inspiring, awesome, astounding, astonishing, amazing, stunning, incredible;
thrilling, exciting
informal sensational, out of this world, jaw-dropping
literary wondrous

Derivatives

breathtakingly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • His early films were breathtakingly beautiful.
  • On criminal matters, he's breathtakingly conservative.
  • If you enjoyed the original I'm sure you'll enjoy the sequel but don't expect anything breathtakingly different…

Words that rhyme with breathtaking

painstaking

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