\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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There are two types of pesky cucumber beetles: striped and spotted. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Control Pesky Cucumber Beetles In Your Garden," 1 June 2017 Small versions of the bespectacled, striped-sweater-wearing cartoon figure will be hidden in each of the library’s 36 branches for kids to find throughout the month of July, officials said. John Wilkens,, "Library punches all the buttons for annual Waldo contest," 25 June 2018 The march was the following day, but already Bourbon Street was crawling with sparkly males in spiked heels and women in beads and rainbow-striped bow ties. Kelsy Chauvin, Condé Nast Traveler, "What NOLA's 'Gay Mardi Gras' Taught Me About My Parents—and Myself," 13 June 2018 The tiger-striped tabby was unharmed and ran back to the porch, Fox 29 Philadelphia reported. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Caught on camera: Nebraska police nab teen for trying to swipe cat," 13 May 2018 Ever the developer, Furgy plopped a red-striped lighthouse and some trees and bushes on it. Vincent Crampton,, "Explore Florida's Citrus County: Monkey Island, Homosassa River’s Alcatraz," 6 May 2018 One quibble: The Breton-striped shirts on the waiter uniforms have a Where’s Waldo? Michael Klein,, "Let's Eat: What's new in Old City," 7 Mar. 2018 Then, intense back-and-forth play until the mostly light blue and white striped crowd burst into tears as Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo blasts home the winner in the 86th minute – an entire nation removed from suicide watch. Steven Shundich,, "World Cup 2018: Dispatches from TML Mobster/Guest Hemingway in Russia, Episode 2," 4 July 2018 Wearing a black and white striped dress, Mia sweetly sat in her mother’s lap. Stephanie Petit,, "The Queen's Granddaughter Zara Tindall Steps Out to Cheer for Husband 2 Weeks After Welcoming Baby Lena," 1 July 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


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Kids Definition of striped

: having stripes

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