striking

[ strahy-king ]
/ ˈstraɪ kɪŋ /

adjective

attractive; impressive: a scene of striking beauty.
noticeable; conspicuous: a striking lack of enthusiasm.
being on strike, as workers.
  1. capable of attacking an enemy, especially by air: striking power.
  2. within the extent of space through which it is possible to attack a target effectively: striking distance.

Nearby words

  1. strikebreaker,
  2. strikebreaking,
  3. strikeout,
  4. strikeover,
  5. striker,
  6. striking circle,
  7. striking price,
  8. striking train,
  9. strikingly,
  10. strimmer

Origin of striking

First recorded in 1605–15; strike + -ing2

Related formsstrik·ing·ly, adverbstrik·ing·ness, nounnon·strik·ing, adjectiveun·strik·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for strikingly

striking

/ (ˈstraɪkɪŋ) /

adjective

attracting attention; fine; impressivea striking beauty
conspicuous; noticeablea striking difference
Derived Formsstrikingly, adverbstrikingness, noun

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Word Origin and History for strikingly

striking

adj.

"producing a vivid impression," 1752, from strike (v.) in the sense of "to catch the fancy of" (1590s).

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