\ ˈstrēkt How to pronounce streaked (audio) , ˈstrē-kəd \

Definition of streaked

1 : marked with stripes or linear discolorations
2 : physically or mentally disturbed : upset

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Recent Examples on the Web The setting was a streaked, bulbous frozen face on the fractured lower section of the Glacier du Tour, the northernmost ice sheet in the French portion of the Mont Blanc massif. Simon Akam, Outside Online, "You Won’t Pass Chamonix’s Mountain Guiding Test," 27 Nov. 2019 The streaked grime — melting snow — characteristic of the bricks of Chicago in winter in winter, can be seen here even on the faces. Kathleen Rooney,, "Rediscovering Bette Howland: A vital Chicago voice resurfaces in ‘Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage’," 20 Nov. 2019 The exhausted passengers emerge from a sleek convoy of silver and red-streaked buses, looking confused and disoriented as they are deposited ignominiously in this tropical backwater in southernmost Mexico. Los Angeles Times, "Mexico sends asylum-seekers south — with no easy way to return for U.S. court dates," 15 Oct. 2019 Scientists have come up with a mind-bending explanation for the origin of a strange, streaked mountain on the dwarf planet Ceres, a 600-mile-wide body that orbits the sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. David Freeman, NBC News, "Dwarf planet Ceres' 'lonely mountain' mystery has been solved," 22 June 2019 One woman unrolls the curler she’s kept in her bangs for hours and her blond-streaked hair bounces. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: For lonely men in Spanish towns, the ‘caravan of women’ brings hope of love," 14 May 2019 Above his red-streaked cheeks and forehead sat a resplendent headdress glowing with hues of light yellow, mustard yellow, crimson red, orange and turquoise feathers. Doug Hansen,, "Ecuador’s amazing Amazon," 23 May 2018 To the left of the entrance is a lounge where translucent backlit panels cast everything in a streaked-marmalade glow. Pete Wells, New York Times, "A Chinatown Noodle Dynasty Returns in Style," 13 Feb. 2018 Waititi, hair trimmed short and streaked with gray throughout, absolutely looked a year older. Dan Kois, New York Times, "The Superweirdo Behind ‘Thor: Ragnarok’," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of streaked

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Streaked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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