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Meaning & Definition of Striking in English

English

Striking

/straɪkɪŋ/

noun

1. The physical coming together of two or more things

  • "Contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
    synonym:
  • contact
  • ,
  • impinging
  • ,
  • striking

2. The act of contacting one thing with another

  • "Repeated hitting raised a large bruise"
  • "After three misses she finally got a hit"
    synonym:
  • hit
  • ,
  • hitting
  • ,
  • striking

adjective

1. Sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

  • "A dramatic sunset"
  • "A dramatic pause"
  • "A spectacular display of northern lights"
  • "It was a spectacular play"
  • "His striking good looks always created a sensation"
    synonym:
  • dramatic
  • ,
  • spectacular
  • ,
  • striking

2. Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

  • "An outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"
  • "A new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"
  • "Salient traits"
  • "A spectacular rise in prices"
  • "A striking thing about picadilly circus is the statue of eros in the center"
  • "A striking resemblance between parent and child"
    synonym:
  • outstanding
  • ,
  • prominent
  • ,
  • salient
  • ,
  • spectacular
  • ,
  • striking

Examples of using

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.