What does striking mean?

Definitions for striking
ˈstraɪ kɪŋstrik·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word striking.

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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Julio Manzini:

    I don't even know what McDonald's tastes like, I just thought the name was striking, like Shakira or something.

  2. Bryan Holcombe:

    Sutherland Springs’s just not a problem to us, we know exactly where the family is, and Sutherland Springs’s not going to be long until we ’ll both be there, he said. And we’re really sort of looking forward to Sutherland Springs. Crystal Holcombes were upbeat and full of good humor during a telephone interview, and they are not an exception in this deeply evangelical part of Texas. What is so striking about relatives and friends of the 26 victims of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs is that they all believe good will come from this act of evil and that their loved ones are now safe for eternity, and breathing again, with God. Psychologists say such deep faith can help families deal with such a ghastly event. Even so, they warn that leaning too heavily on one’s religious beliefs can stunt the natural grieving period and result in post-traumatic stress later.

  3. The Middlesex County Prosecutor:

    For whatever reason, this law didn't seem to be well known. The state police did a poor job at publicizing it, i think it's particularly striking that that wasn't raised.

  4. Stephen Davis:

    A total this high is a striking warning — and it must have come from big institutional investors, not just retail shareholders — that Apple's human rights policy in China has become a material risk for the company's reputation, apple will be under great pressure to respond rather than ignore this vote.

  5. Sean Kido:

    The damage at the blast hole is consistent with a limpet mine attack, it is not consistent with an external flying object striking the ship.

Images & Illustrations of striking

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