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striking

adjective uk   /ˈstraɪ.kɪŋ/ us  
B2 very unusual or easily noticed, and therefore attracting a lot of attention: She bears a striking resemblance to her mother. There's a striking contrast between what he does and what he says he does. St Peter's Church is a striking example of modern architecture. There are striking similarities between the two cases. Their production of Macbeth was the most visually striking performance I've ever seen. more attractive than usual: He's quite good-looking, but he's not as striking as his brother.
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strikingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Her latest novel is strikingly different from her earlier work. They gave a strikingly original performance of the play. Her husband is strikingly handsome.
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