Definition of breathtaking adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbreθteɪkɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreθteɪkɪŋ//
    Excitement, Surprise
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  1. 1very exciting or impressive (usually in a pleasant way) a breathtaking view of the mountains The scene was one of breathtaking beauty. See related entries: Excitement
  2. 2very surprising He spoke with breathtaking arrogance. See related entries: Surprise
  3. Extra examples The birds pinpoint their prey with breathtaking accuracy. The castle is set in a landscape of breathtaking grandeur. The scene was breathtaking in its beauty. The village is set amongst the most breathtaking scenery.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: breathtaking