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adjective American English pronunciation: striking /ˈstraɪkɪŋ/
  1. attracting your interest or attention because of some unusual feature

    Her eye makeup was very striking.

    This is a striking example of how misleading statistics can be.

    a striking resemblance/difference:

    There are some striking differences in the two theories.

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