\ ˈstrīpt How to pronounce striped (audio) , 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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Like Parisian sailors, the staff wear black-and-white striped T-shirts; a cartoon chicken on the menu completes the look with a red beret. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, "Maison Yaki’s Cheeky French-Japanese Fusion," 14 June 2019 The photos in question showed Oliver, who previously had a full fluffy coat of dark gray hair, with a newfound striped appearance similar to that of a lemur's tail. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "This Cat’s Bizarre Haircut Is Going Viral on Social Media," 8 June 2019 But Friday night’s big reveal included the full ensemble, including the striped socks that immediately catch the eye. Rich Campbell,, "Bears unveil 1936 throwback uniform to commemorate their 100th season," 7 June 2019 In a defining moment of the protest movement, Wu’er, who was on hunger strike and dressed in striped hospital pajamas, met with Li Peng, then China’s premier. Mary Hui, Quartz, "The lives of Tiananmen’s most wanted, 30 years on," 30 May 2019 The underside of the quilt is striped, giving you the option to turn it over for a new look. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Quilt Sets for a Cozy Night's Sleep, According to Textile Experts," 20 Dec. 2018 Begin a triangular fold by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge to the top edge. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Fold an American Flag the Right Way," 14 May 2019 Miley wore a sparkly green and black striped dress, while Liam donned the more classic ensemble of all black. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Attended Their First Met Gala as a Couple," 7 May 2019 Celine’s nipped suits, Breton-striped shirts and anoraks felt Left Bank modish, an attitude that was underscored by the models’ mop-top haircuts. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Why Women Crave ‘French Style,’ and Men Want International Style," 22 Jan. 2019

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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 How to pronounce striped (audio) , ˈstrī-pəd\

Kids Definition of striped

: having stripes

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