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striking

Pronunciation: /ˈstraɪkɪŋ/

Translation of striking in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 (eye-catching) [resemblance/similarity] sorprendente, asombroso; [color] llamativo a striking woman una mujer muy atractiva he was most striking as a young man de joven era un hombre que llamaba la atención a striking beauty una belleza que llama la atención a striking example of Renaissance art un magnífico ejemplo del arte renacentista the most striking feature of the report is … el aspecto más destacado del informe es …
    Example sentences
    • It is also striking that the study was concerned with the factors that influence food selection, like vegetarianism.
    • Moreover, it is very striking that Camper, dazzled by the visual aspect, completely forgets the role played by music in the films.
    • In this light, one may be surprised by some striking similarities between Islam and its two local forerunners.
    Example sentences
    • Even if a CD cover is striking or beautiful, it's still small.
    • Anne Heazle was the winner of the monthly competition with her beautiful and striking flower arrangement.
    • She lifted out the coat, a deep, elegant Chinese red far more striking and beautiful than the catalogue picture.
  • 2 (before noun/delante del nombre) (on strike) [worker/nurse/miner] en huelga
    Example sentences
    • One week later, food and beverage workers joined them, expanding the number of striking employees to 800.
    • Both the striking workers and the employer's association have admitted privately that ‘everybody is tired of the strike’.
    • A meeting between the striking workers and the employers' association has been scheduled for Monday, 15 July.

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