HyperDic: striking

English > 4 senses of the word striking:
ADJECTIVEallstriking, dramatic, spectacularsensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
allstriking, outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacularhaving a quality that thrusts itself into attention
NOUNeventstriking, contact, impingingthe physical coming together of two or more things
actstriking, hit, hittingthe act of contacting one thing with another
striking > pronunciation
Soundsstray'kihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > striking: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsensational in appearance or thrilling in effect.
Example "his striking good looks always created a sensation"
Synonymsdramatic, spectacular
Broaderimpressivemaking a strong or vivid impression
Spanishasombroso, dramático, espectacular, impresionante
Catalandramàtic, espectacular, impressionant
Nounsstrikingnessthe quality of standing out strongly and distinctly
Adverbsstrikinglyin a striking manner
English > striking: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving a quality that thrusts itself into attention.
Examples
  • "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"
  • "a striking resemblance between parent and child"
Synonymsoutstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular
Broaderconspicuousobvious to the eye or mind
Spanishconspicuo, destacado, espectacular, prominente, saliente, sorprendente
Catalandestacat, espectacular, prominent, sorprenent
Nounsstrikingnessthe state of being salient
English > striking: 4 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe physical coming together of two or more things.
Synonymscontact, impinging
Narrowercollision, hit(physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together
engagement, mesh, meshing, interlockingcontact by fitting together
flickA light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)
impactThe striking of one body against another
touch, touchingThe event of something coming in contact with the body / body
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishcontacto, fricción, roce, toque
Catalancontacte, fregadís, fregament, fricció, toc
Verbsstrikehit against
English > striking: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of contacting one thing with another.
Synonymshit, hitting
Narrowerbunt(baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
contusionThe action of bruising
crash, smashThe act of colliding with something
fly, fly ball(baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
grounder, ground ball, groundball, hopper(baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
header(soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
plunk, plunker(baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
scorcher, screamerA very hard hit ball
Broadertouch, touchingThe act of putting two things together with no space between them
Spanishapaleamiento, golpeo
Verbsstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

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