- The definition of breathtaking is something that is very beautiful or astonishing.
An example of something breathtaking is a remarkable view from a mountaintop.
A hiker enjoys a breathtaking view.
breathtaking definition by Webster's New World
- that takes a person's breath away
- very exciting; thrilling
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- breathtakingly adverb
breathtaking definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Inspiring or exciting: a breathtaking view; a breathtaking ride.
- Astonishing; astounding: breathtaking insensitivity.
- breathˈtakˌing·ly adverb