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    striking - Dictionary definition and meaning for word striking

    Definition
    (noun) the physical coming together of two or more things
    Synonyms : contact , impinging
    Example Sentence
    • contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
    Definition
    (noun) the act of contacting one thing with another
    Synonyms : hit , hitting
    Example Sentence
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit
    Definition
    (adj) sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    Synonyms : dramatic , spectacular
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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