striking

adjective
strik·​ing | \ ˈstrī-kiŋ How to pronounce striking (audio) \

Definition of striking

: attracting attention or notice through unusual or conspicuous qualities a place of striking beauty

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Other Words from striking

strikingly adverb

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noticeable, remarkable, prominent, outstanding, conspicuous, salient, striking mean attracting notice or attention. noticeable applies to something unlikely to escape observation. a piano recital with no noticeable errors remarkable applies to something so extraordinary or exceptional as to invite comment. a film of remarkable intelligence and wit prominent applies to something commanding notice by standing out from its surroundings or background. a doctor who occupies a prominent position in the town outstanding applies to something that rises above and excels others of the same kind. honored for her outstanding contributions to science conspicuous applies to something that is obvious and unavoidable to the sight or mind. conspicuous bureaucratic waste salient applies to something of significance that merits the attention given it. the salient points of the speech striking applies to something that impresses itself powerfully and deeply upon the observer's mind or vision. the region's striking poverty

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
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Recent Examples on the Web One of the more striking and underappreciated social and economic trends in recent decades has been the shift toward multigenerational living. Chris Farrell, Star Tribune, 5 June 2021 Death of Classical has taken classical music out of the concert hall and into some striking and dramatic spaces in the past. Darryn King, Forbes, 31 May 2021 The parallels between Floyd and Jackson were tragic and striking. USA Today, 20 May 2021 Reports of drivers' striking or nearly hitting protesters have increased throughout the country since demonstrators took to the streets nearly a year ago after George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police. NBC News, 19 May 2021 The unit played methodically, working the shot clock and tiring the Hofstra defense before finding an opening and striking when chances emerged. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, 13 Apr. 2021 This effect is clear and striking, says Illinois State University environmental scientist Catherine O'Reilly, who was not involved in the study but currently collaborates with two of the authors. Nikk Ogasa, Scientific American, 26 Mar. 2021 The most striking pattern, of course, is the three waves of Covid-19 in 2020. John Drake, Forbes, 26 May 2021 The most striking vaccine-efficacy statistic draws on data shared by state governments. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 25 May 2021

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First Known Use of striking

1725, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of striking was in 1725

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9 Jun 2021

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“Striking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/striking. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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striking

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of striking

: unusual or extreme in a way that attracts attention
: very attractive especially in an unusual or interesting way

striking

adjective
strik·​ing | \ ˈstrī-kiŋ \

Kids Definition of striking

: attracting attention : remarkable a striking resemblance

Other Words from striking

strikingly adverb

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