English adjective: striking
|1.||striking sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect|
|Samples||A dramatic sunset.|
A dramatic pause.
A spectacular display of northern lights.
It was a spectacular play.
His striking good looks always created a sensation.
|2.||striking having a quality that thrusts itself into attention|
|Samples||An outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom.|
A new theory is the most prominent feature of the book.
A spectacular rise in prices.
A striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center.
A striking resemblance between parent and child.
|Synonyms||outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular|
English noun: striking
|1.||striking (event) the physical coming together of two or more things|
|Samples||Contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull.|
|Broader (hypernym)||happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent|
|Narrower (hyponym)||collision, engagement, flick, hit, impact, interlocking, mesh, meshing, touch, touching|
|2.||striking (act) the act of contacting one thing with another|
|Samples||Repeated hitting raised a large bruise.|
After three misses she finally got a hit.
|Broader (hypernym)||touch, touching|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bunt, contusion, crash, fly, fly ball, ground ball, groundball, grounder, header, hopper, plunk, plunker, scorcher, screamer, smash|