Meaning of “striking” in the English Dictionary

"striking" in English

See all translations


uk /ˈstraɪ.kɪŋ/ us /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.
The library 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 good-looking, but he's not as striking as his brother.

More examples

adverb uk /ˈstraɪ.kɪŋ.li/ us /ˈstraɪ.kɪŋ.li/

Her latest novel is strikingly different from her earlier work.
They gave a strikingly original performance of the play.
Her husband is strikingly handsome.

(Definition of “striking” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"striking" in American English

See all translations


us /ˈstrɑɪ·kɪŋ/

obvious, interesting, and (esp. of a person) often attractive:

Perhaps the most striking feature of this computer is that it is so easy to use.
There was a striking physical resemblance between the two men.
He was a striking figure with full beard and flowing, collar-length hair.
adverb us /ˈstrɑɪ·kɪŋ·li/

a strikingly beautiful landscape
They came to strikingly different conclusions about what should be done.

(Definition of “striking” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)