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English definition of “breathtaking”

breathtaking

adjective uk   /ˈbreθˌteɪ.kɪŋ/ us  
B2 extremely exciting, beautiful, or surprising: The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking. His performance is described in the paper as "a breathtaking display of physical agility".Exciting and interestingSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
breathtakingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful.Exciting and interestingSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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