Definition of striking adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    striking

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈstraɪkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstraɪkɪŋ//
     
    Attractiveness
     
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  1. 1  interesting and unusual enough to attract attention synonym marked a striking feature She bears a striking resemblance to her older sister. In striking contrast to their brothers, the girls were both intelligent and charming. Language BanksurprisingHighlighting interesting data What is surprising about these results is that boys are more likely to be left-handed than girls. Surprisingly, boys are more likely to be left-handed than girls. Interestingly, even when both parents are left-handed, there is still only a 26% chance of their children being left-handed. One of the most interesting findings is that only 2% of the left-handers surveyed have two left-handed parents. It is interesting to note that people are more likely to be left-handed if their mother is left-handed than if their father is. The most striking feature of these results is that left-handed mothers are more likely to have left-handed children.
  2. 2  very attractive, often in an unusual way synonym stunning striking good looks She was undoubtedly a very striking young woman. See related entries: Attractiveness
  3. Extra examples She was tall and very striking. That hat looks very striking. The picture was striking in its simplicity. What is immediately striking is how resourceful the children are. He was a young man with dark hair and striking good looks. In striking contrast to their brothers, the girls were both intelligent and charming. The painting is a striking example of nineteenth-century portraiture.
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