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Definition of startling adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    startling

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    adjective
    NAmE//ˈstɑrt̮l̩ɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1 extremely unusual and surprising a startling discovery startling revelations in the celebrity magazines
  2. 2(of a color) extremely bright startling blue eyes Her skin was a startling white.
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adverb She was startlingly beautiful. Their findings are startlingly similar.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: startling

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