striking
noun.
the physical coming together of two or more things
contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
Synonym: contact, impinging
noun.
the act of contacting one thing with another
repeated hitting raised a large bruise|after three misses she finally got a hit
Synonym: hit, hitting
adj.
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
adj.
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 traits|a spectacular rise in prices|a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center|a striking resemblance between parent and child