What does striking mean?

Definitions for striking
ˈstraɪ kɪŋstrik·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contact, impinging, striking(noun)

    the physical coming together of two or more things

    "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

  2. hit, hitting, striking(adj)

    the act of contacting one thing with another

    "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"

  3. dramatic, spectacular, striking(adj)

    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"

  4. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. striking(Adjective)

    of that which makes a strong impression

    He looked quite striking in his new suit and tie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Striking

    of Strike

  2. Striking

    a. & n. from Strike, v

  3. Striking(adj)

    affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable; as, a striking representation or image; a striking resemblance

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'striking' in Adjectives Frequency: #684

How to pronounce striking?

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How to say striking in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of striking in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of striking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of striking in a Sentence

  1. Roz Kidman Cox:

    This image is in one sense traditional -- a portrait. But what a striking one, and what magical animals, it is a symbolic reminder of the beauty of nature and how impoverished we are becoming as nature is diminished. It is an artwork worthy of hanging in any gallery in the world.

  2. Hua Chunying:

    Some foreign media and social platforms are fraught with lies and rumors against China, in the dark and ugly world of disinformation, it is necessary for some people, including Chinese diplomats, to speak in a truthful, objective and impartial manner, like striking a match in the dark night to bring some light. Anyone who is not playing deaf and dumb will be able to see the truth.

  3. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan:

    It suddenly accelerated, traveled through the inside of the building at a very high rate of speed, striking numerous people and ultimately was brought to a halt by crashing into a cinderblock wall at the far end.

  4. Daniel Tilley:

    Since October, the Supreme Court has refused all requests to stay rulings striking down the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in other states, we are hopeful they will do the same here, so that loving couples and their children can get the protections for which they have waited so long.

  5. James Hollis:

    We should ask if there is another dimension to it (the striking coincidence) that would ask of me, what change of attitude and what insight I might draw from this, is there a task there that is corrective to my way of looking at things?

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