\ ˈstrīpt , ˈstrī-pəd\

Definition of striped

: having stripes or streaks

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Synonyms for striped


banded, barred, streaked

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Examples of striped in a Sentence

the zebra is a black-and-white striped animal

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John Bell, an entomologist at TruGreen, said that the Aedes species can be identified by its zebra-like, black-and-white striped pattern. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "Tips on avoiding mosquitoes this summer," 20 June 2018 This week, Kate Moss wore striped yellow trousers to a benefit event in London. Aubri Juhasz, The Cut, "The Best-est Party Looks of the Week," 6 July 2018 Burkhard Fritz, singing his first-ever Siegfried, looked quite the overgrown child in his striped polo shirt and grubby shorts (the apt costumes are by Marie-Jeanne Lecca). Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘Siegfried’ Review: Far From Child’s Play," 6 Nov. 2018 For her engagements in Tonga earlier in the day, the Duchess opted for earthy shades of green and beige, pairing a striped Martin Grant dress with a Prada bag and emerald pumps. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Steps Out in Sydney Wearing a Graphic Oscar de La Renta Gown," 26 Oct. 2018 Critics expressed their feelings about Alyssa’s clothing on Twitter, calling the outfit — a striped black dress with ruffle detailing and a matching belt — inappropriate and too revealing. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "People Are Shaming Emily Ratajkowski For Going Braless During the Kavanaugh Protests," 5 Oct. 2018 Bey looks on smiling while sporting a headband, sunglasses, and a striped dress. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Shares a New Photo of Her Twins on Vacation," 26 July 2018 The woman, who sports a ponytail and a striped shirt, has her hands up and walks backward toward the officers. Scott Berson, sacbee, "Cops bust woman at gunpoint, and video sparks outrage. But she helped kidnap 2 actors, LA police say," 4 July 2018 Happily, Armor Lux, the Breton company considered the gold standard in striped shirts, has cooked up a special treat. Hayley Phelan, New York Times, "How to Be a Poolside Pinup," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of striped

1567, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of striped was in 1567

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English Language Learners Definition of striped

: having stripes or bands of color


\ ˈstrīpt , ˈstrī-pəd\

Kids Definition of striped

: having stripes

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