\ 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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Fiat Chrysler, whose Jeep logo is plastered across Juventus' black-and-white-striped jerseys, could get a huge advertising boost in the deal, according to analysts. Sonia Sirletti And Joao Lima,, "Fiat workers call for strike after owner buys Cristiano Ronaldo for $130 million," 12 July 2018 Kendall started off the weekend in not one, but two bright yellow bikinis, following it up with a white swimsuit paired with a red-and-white striped Balenciaga shirt for the actual patriotic day. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Wore Black Lingerie as a Bathing Suit Cover-Up," 6 July 2018 Queen Bey sported a gorgeous orange sundress, and Jay-Z rocked the 1920s millionaire look with a thin-striped polo and rolled up trousers. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Beyonce Shares Nautical-Themed Photos From Fun Family Weekend," 2 July 2018 Starting in the 1960s, Martini—the Italian vermouth brand—sponsored racing cars that soon became known world-wide for their bright-striped paint scheme. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "It’s Not Just the Porsche, It’s the Paint Job," 2 July 2018 So is her love for creating colorful fashion illustrations of women in broad fuchsia skirts and rainbow-striped dresses., "The Pipeline: The Sephora Innovation Manager Pushing The Beauty Giant's Tech Forward," 29 June 2018 Ross said before stepping back to hold her little red-and white striped megaphone out to amplify the voice of anyone who wished to speak. Amelia Nierenberg,, "Grass-roots rally draws crowds protesting separation of immigrant families," 15 June 2018 Graham walked into the courtroom wearing a gray-striped Lake County Jail uniform and orange sandals. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Man agrees to remain in custody in Gary ATF shooting case," 15 June 2018 Image On Wednesday afternoon, in a basement kitchen in the NoLIta neighborhood of Manhattan, a cheerful woman in blue sneakers and pink-striped leggings chopped piles of parsley and mint leaves, making quick work of it with her 12-inch chef’s knife. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "A Festival Where Refugees Cook for New York," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of striped

1567, in the meaning defined above

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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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alleviating pain or harshness

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