ˈstrēkt How to pronounce streaked (audio)
: marked with stripes or linear discolorations
: physically or mentally disturbed : upset

Examples of streaked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The method yields images that are streaked and cracked, with surfaces that are alternately riven and raised. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2023 At Lever House, the plaza pavers were pitted and smashed, travertine was streaked, glass walls had clouded, and steel panels looked like they’d been used for slingshot practice. Curbed, 9 June 2023 The pictures in the first set, shot outside under cloud-streaked skies, tend to be more expansive. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2023 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, 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,, 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, 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, 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, 14 May 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of streaked was in 1576

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“Streaked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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ˈstrēkt How to pronounce streaked (audio)
: marked with streaks or lines of color

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