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"striking" in British English

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strikingadjective

uk   us   /ˈstraɪ.kɪŋ/
B2 very ​unusual or ​easilynoticed, and ​thereforeattracting 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 ​modernarchitecture. There are striking similarities between the two ​cases. Their ​production of Macbeth was the most visually striking ​performance I've ​everseen. more ​attractive than ​usual: He's ​good-looking, but he's not as striking as his ​brother.

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strikingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Her ​latestnovel is strikingly different from her ​earlierwork. They gave a strikingly originalperformance 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

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strikingadjective

 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 ​physicalresemblance between the two men. He was a striking ​figure with ​fullbeard and ​flowing, collar-length ​hair.
strikingly
adverb  us   /ˈstrɑɪ·kɪŋ·li/
a strikingly ​beautifullandscape They came to strikingly different ​conclusions about what should be done.
(Definition of striking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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