Definition of streaking in US English:



  • Long, thin lines of a different color from their surroundings, especially on dyed hair.

    ‘streaking and lowlights give a flattering effect’
    ‘you can get telltale streaking if you are not very careful with application’
    • ‘Immature birds are brown above with brown streaking on their white underparts; they have yellow eyes.’
    • ‘An example of light streaking is the swirling trails of automobile head- and taillights.’
    • ‘Damage from the Russian wheat aphid ranges from yellow or whitish streaking to purpling of the damaged leaves.’
    • ‘For instance, song sparrows here in Bel Air have highly visible, dark streaking on the white underparts and long, white streaks on the sides of the crown and chin.’
    • ‘Sputum cultures showed bacterial colonies appearing outside areas of streaking in an unusual pattern.’
    • ‘The nodule has a relatively fracture-free interior that is an off-white color tinged with green streaking.’
    • ‘Females are brown above with varying degrees of brown and buff streaking below.’
    • ‘Radiography showed linear streaking of the metaphyses of the long bones.’
    • ‘Two helpful tips the authors present are that lymphangitic streaking is often consistent with cutaneous infection, and that splenomegaly is rare in metastatic cancer.’
    • ‘Immature birds are brown above with diffuse brown streaking below; they have yellow eyes.’
    • ‘There are three principal sources of variation: size, especially wing length; darkness of the mantle; and degree of streaking on the mantle.’
    • ‘Lymphangitic streaking was absent.’
    • ‘Once you are happy with the amount of streaking, rub the powder into the clay until the surface texture is smooth.’
    • ‘The males are usually a bold red, but first year males are yellow-orange with red streaking.’
    • ‘The Black Merlin is solid black on the head and back, and dark with a minimal amount of light streaking on the breast.’
    • ‘The head is mostly white, with a limited amount of brown streaking, especially in non-breeding plumage.’
    • ‘The juvenile is mottled-brown above with brown and buff streaking below.’
    • ‘This sparrow has prominent streaking on its breast with a conspicuous dark spot in the center of it.’