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Definition 1: the act of contacting one thing with another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where striking or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
  • after three misses she finally got a hit

Synonyms for striking in the sense of this definition

(striking is a kind of ...) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

(... is a kind of striking ) the action of bruising

"the bruise resulted from a contusion"

(... is a kind of striking ) the act of colliding with something

"his crash through the window" "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"

(... is a kind of striking ) (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat

(... is a kind of striking ) (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

(... is a kind of striking ) (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground

(... is a kind of striking ) (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head

(... is a kind of striking ) a very hard hit ball

(... is a kind of striking ) (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly

Definition 2: the physical coming together of two or more things - [noun denoting event]

Samples where striking or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull

Synonyms for striking in the sense of this definition

(striking is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of striking ) (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together

"the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"

(... is a kind of striking ) contact by fitting together

"the engagement of the clutch" "the meshing of gears"

(... is a kind of striking ) a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)

"he gave it a flick with his finger" "he felt the flick of a whip"

(... is a kind of striking ) the striking of one body against another

(... is a kind of striking ) the event of something coming in contact with the body

"he longed for the touch of her hand" "the cooling touch of the night air"

Definition 3: having a quality that thrusts itself into attention - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where striking or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • salient traits
  • 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 for striking in the sense of this definition

(striking is similar to ...) obvious to the eye or mind

"a tower conspicuous at a great distance" "wore conspicuous neckties" "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"

Definition 4: sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where striking or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for striking in the sense of this definition

(striking is similar to ...) making a strong or vivid impression

"an impressive ceremony"

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