- The definition of heart stopping is some experience or something that is so shocking, exciting, exhilarating or scary that it seems like it will result in your heart stopping its beat.
An example of heart stopping is the experience of jumping out of an airplane with a parachute.
heart-stopping definition by Webster's New World
very exciting, deeply moving, etc.; specif.,
- very beautiful or pleasurable
- suspenseful: a heart-stopping ninth inning