- 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.
- that takes a person's breath away
- very exciting; thrilling
- Inspiring or exciting: a breathtaking view; a breathtaking ride.
- Astonishing; astounding: breathtaking insensitivity.
(comparative more breathtaking, superlative most breathtaking)