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English definition of “striking”

striking

adjective     /ˈstraɪ.kɪŋ/
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.Apparent and obviousVisible more attractive than usual: He's quite good-looking, but he's not as striking as his brother.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant strikingly     /-li/ adverb Her latest novel is strikingly different from her earlier work. They gave a strikingly original performance of the play. Her husband is strikingly handsome.Apparent and obviousVisible
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