Striking - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈstraɪkɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word striking
Brit.  |ˈstraɪkɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word striking
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to strike


- the physical coming together of two or more things (syn: contact)
- the act of contacting one thing with another (syn: hit)


- sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect (syn: dramatic, spectacular)
his striking good looks always created a sensation
- having a quality that thrusts itself into attention (syn: outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular)
a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
a striking resemblance between parent and child

Extra examples

The poverty of the city is striking.

There is a striking resemblance between the girls.

I could hear the rain striking the rooftop.

There is a striking resemblance between the girls

These myths have some striking parallels with myths found in cultures around the world.

...marble the paper with several different dyes to get a striking effect...

...symptoms that were striking for their abrupt onset and their equally abrupt offset...

...the mounted riders look striking in their red coats and white breeches...

...the cranium of a Neanderthal is striking for its brow ridges...

...his simple but striking delineations of Dutch landscapes...

...the exceptional effulgence of the harvest moon is always a striking sight...

He is attempting to mediate a settlement between the company and the striking workers.

...a model who owes his striking good looks to his markedly piebald ethnic background...

...the striking similitude between that modern city and the Rome of ancient times...

...a striking beauty with sleek raven hair...

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