: unusual or extreme in a way that attracts attention

: very attractive especially in an unusual or interesting way

Full Definition of STRIKING

:  attracting attention or notice through unusual or conspicuous qualities <a place of striking beauty>
strik·ing·ly adverb

Examples of STRIKING

  1. The poverty of the city is striking.
  2. There is a striking resemblance between the girls.
  3. an actress known for her striking good looks

First Known Use of STRIKING


Rhymes with STRIKING


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March 30, 2015
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