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



    BrE BrE//ˈstɑːtlɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːrtlɪŋ//
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  1. 1extremely unusual and surprising a startling discovery startling revelations in the Sunday papers
  2. 2(of a colour) extremely bright startling blue eyes Her skin was a startling white.
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