Causing the heart to pound; dramatically exciting or shocking.(adjective)
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Use "heart-pounding" in a sentence
"Watched by the entire world, the scrappy team grabbed a last-minute win in a heart-pounding game, and then went on to win the first U.S. gold medal in hockey by defeating the Czech team, with the support (and advice from the coach!) of the defeated Russians, who famously — during the height of the Cold War — claimed they liked the spunk and determination of the Americans."
"One of the most celebrated films in history, this classic takes its time, but once the tension starts building, it doesn't stop until the heart-pounding conclusion is upon you."
"So, I went through my personal record collection and found four completely different cuts of that song, one was all the way from the late '30s when the song had a sort of "Begin The Beguine" beat, all the way to this incredible heart-pounding double brass section that Frank also did in the late '50s or early '60s."