Definition of striking
: attracting attention or notice through unusual or conspicuous qualities a place of striking beauty
Examples of striking in a Sentence
The poverty of the city is striking.
There is a striking resemblance between the girls.
an actress known for her striking good looks
Recent Examples of striking from the Web
The most striking view during a total eclipse is said to be the outer atmosphere of the sun called the corona.
Cai Qi is a striking example of someone whose career has thus defied political convention.
Experts say the nation’s latest tests puts Alaska within striking distance, but is not yet capable of reaching the lower 48 states.
Gaviglio kept the damage to three runs, then worked three scoreless innings and seemed poised to at least keep the Mariners within striking distance.
The $65 million, 263-space parking garage, designed by the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, opened in 2010 and received national attention for its striking design.
Using the gray concrete of a parking structure with a red, blue or yellow car can make for a striking image, but parking a silver vehicle there is going to create a monochromatic mess.
Her striking photos and handwritten stories have since been displayed at area libraries and art galleries.
Fourth, the most striking disparities are found in office leadership positions.
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STRIKING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of striking for English Language Learners
: unusual or extreme in a way that attracts attention
: very attractive especially in an unusual or interesting way
STRIKING Defined for Kids
Definition of striking for Students
: attracting attention : remarkable a striking resemblance
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