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streaky Syllabification: streak·y
Pronunciation: /ˈstrēkē/

Definition of streaky in English:

adjective (streakier, streakiest)

1Having streaks of different colors or textures: streaky blond hair
More example sentences
  • After the season, the 21-year-old with the streaky blond hairdo kept the entertainment coming.
  • The attacker is described as white, with an Irish accent, streaky hair, which is possibly grey, and face stubble.
  • My brother Norton stumbled out, his hand slipping from that of a pretty girl with long, streaky blonde hair.
1.1 informal, chiefly North American Variable in quality; not predictable or reliable: King has always been a famously streaky hitter
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  • I would call myself a streaky putter and I didn't putt well last year, apart from on two or three occasions.
  • Both Townsend and Logan are streaky kickers, while Hodge's attempts to replicate his Reivers form in a Scotland shirt have been worryingly fitful.
  • ‘I was very streaky in the semis, but fortunately I had an early lead on Carol, which took some of the pressure off,’ said Dorin-Ballard.


Example sentences
  • With stooped shoulders and arms strategically placed to conceal unwisely revealed untoned tummies, the streakily applied fake tan denotes that the future is clearly both bright and orange.
  • The interior has a beach house feel, with fresh floral or checked cotton fabrics and streakily limewashed wooden furniture.
  • Jayantha was also strong square of the wicket, though occasionally streakily, with one edge flying to the right of Kallis at slip.
Pronunciation: /ˈstrēkēnəs/
Example sentences
  • We had some streakiness, but we never panicked.
  • The streakiness of the offense proved maddening.
  • The streakiness of opposing pitchers is a factor.

Words that rhyme with streaky

beaky, cheeky, cliquey, cock-a-leekie, creaky, freaky, Geikie, Kon-Tiki, Leakey, leaky, peaky, reeky, sleeky, sneaky, squeaky, Thessaloníki, tiki, tzatziki
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