One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Striped or streaked.
striped, barred, lined, bandedView synonyms
- ‘The same colours ran up the striated bark of the pine trees whose needles were beginning to acquire the sated, dusty green of summer.’
- ‘The dish was accompanied by a handful of giant manioc chips striated with purple, and a helping of delectable sweet potato.’
- ‘Up she rose, cheek against his chest, to the part of the water that is cool blue, striated with wiggling white lines that mean the sunlight is strong and warm and not too far away.’
- ‘The pen is a rite of passage, an instrument that lends their line instant character and plugs their work into comics' striated heritage, which trails back to the days when illustrators dipped before they drew.’
- ‘Further away, a doe lurks behind the finely striated trunk of a now leafless Blue Oak, one of several prized specimens that induced us to select this particular site for our home.’
- ‘Colour comes vividly into play with bands of pink, orange and silver forming a striated, kaleidoscopic coating that looks good enough to eat.’
- ‘She has captured grainy striated images of herself wearing rabbit gear by shooting a video, running it through her television and then snapping some self-portraits off the TV screen.’
- ‘At once delicate and furious, the streaks of colour are striated and shot-through with Botticelli-esque contrast.’
- ‘Desserts aren't really big in Ethiopia, but the most African option was a light and refreshing mango mousse that came on a plate striated with chocolate so that it looked like the stripes of a zebra.’
- ‘We manage a whirlwind tour beneath some spectacularly striated sunset clouds of the older colleges, before changing for grad hall.’
- ‘All photos hence, are welcome and can be achieved, be they striated, torn, sepia or whatever.’
- ‘By the eastern access road the rock is pale and striated by erosion, as if a giant had raked it repeatedly with his fingernails.’
- ‘Both the frogfish I had been following and the hairy frogfish were striated frogfish, Antennarius striatus.’
- ‘Located on the outskirts of Iowa Falls on Henderson Street, an area striated with railway lines, the tower is tucked away from the town's thoroughfare, with only a metal fence separating it from the countryside.’
- ‘In the hotter months, make the most of the early morning and evening, when the sun is less punishing and when the light on the striated, rose-red rocks is at its most spectacular.’
- ‘The growth bands thus produced are usually striated at right angles to the adjacent suture and have been termed ‘intercalary bands’.’
- ‘The nephrogram has a streaky and striated appearance reflecting stasis of contrast in the dilated collecting tubules which can be prolonged for days after the IVP.’
- ‘The bone structure of sockets and lobes emerges, livid, from among the striated bands of red muscle and disappears again into the folds of white flesh at the man's shoulders and chest.’
- ‘At the head of the gorge, a community gets by, flanked by cliff faces of striated red rock.’
- ‘The green ones that are a bit bigger and striated like pumpkins are called bitter-balls, and they are in truth violently bitter, but nothing like the pea-sized killers.’
- 1.1technical Marked with striae.
ridged, fluted, channelled, furrowed, grooved, crimped, folded, crinkled, crinkly, puckered, creased, wrinkled, wrinkly, crumpled, rumpledView synonyms
- ‘Barycrinus species display the greatest variety and degree of ornamentation; individuals display smooth, granulose, nodose, ridged, and striated plate surface texture.’
- ‘The lateral faces are commonly striated or deeply grooved.’
- ‘On the top of the massifs, the survey imaged flat-lying corrugated and striated surfaces up to 10 km across that are considered to represent detachment faults exposed at the sea floor.’
- ‘These Gaucher cells had voluminous pale basophilic cytoplasm with a crinkled, striated appearance.’
- ‘In front of the great mountain, the striated rock of Mt Nuptse's face is folded and bunched, as though mere layers of crepe paper.’
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