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Dictionary definition for: Striking

1. (n) the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

2. (s) sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "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"

3. (n) the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise" "after three misses she finally got a hit"

4. (s) having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "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 trait

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