Definition of jaw-dropping in English:

jaw-dropping

Syllabification: jaw-drop·ping

adjective

informal
  • Amazing: jaw-dropping displays of genius
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    • Visiting India, as an eight year old was one of the most jaw-dropping and exhilarating experiences I have ever had.
    • Perahia's never found wanting technically, and there are some jaw-dropping displays of speed and power
    • Afterwards, all three put on a jaw-dropping a cappella gospel medley that left everyone's spine tingling with pleasure.

Derivatives

jaw-droppingly

adverb
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  • And then, in the middle of all this angst comes a jaw-droppingly wonderful musical episode, with the whole cast breaking out in witty, tuneful songs advancing the plot creatively.
  • His politics are jaw-droppingly simplistic for the most part, particularly from about the 15th film onwards, and yet you look back at them with great affection.
  • Not until the the jaw-droppingly inane finale on the Brooklyn Bridge are we put out of our misery, as the film attempts to realise its theme of spiritual and corporeal convergence.

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a small amount; a little