Pronunciation: (strī'king), [key]
1. attractive; impressive: a scene of striking beauty.
2. noticeable; conspicuous: a striking lack of enthusiasm.
3. being on strike, as workers.
a. capable of attacking an enemy, esp. by air: striking power.
b. within the extent of space through which it is possible to attack a target effectively: striking distance.
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