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 $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.
A classic example came last month, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture called for the destruction of at least 13 varieties of petunias with striking hues.
The most striking part of May’s statement on Sunday was toward the end.
The LED fog light array was also striking, with four square lights above two silver fins set in a gloss black hexagonal housing at the outer edge of the front bumper.
Bring the Outdoors Indoors With Plants The Devonshire’s Garden Room is a striking example of overlapping nature while remaining true to the club’s roots.
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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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