how to pronounce breathtaking


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the above transcription of breathtaking is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

breathtaking is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of breathtaking in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… States is breathtaking and it's really …”

meanings of breathtaking


  1. Stunningly beautiful; amazing.
  2. Very surprising or shocking; to such a degree as to cause astonishment.

breathtaking frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word breathtaking occurs in english on average 6.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics breathtaking can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that breathtaking can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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