Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: streak
IPA transcription: [stɹ'ik]
Pronunciations of streak
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: streak, run
    Meaning: an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
  • Synonyms: streak
    Meaning: a distinctive characteristic; "he has a stubborn streak"; "a streak of wildness"
  • Synonyms: stripe, streak, bar
    Meaning: a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background; "a green toad with small black stripes or bars"; "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: streak
    Meaning: move quickly in a straight line; "The plane streaked across the sky"
Usage examples
  • The scarf was the streak of white.
  • "At the first streak of day, the doctor aroused Kennedy.
  • As he fell he saw a black streak shoot above him and another lion close upon his antagonist.
  • I noticed a streak of white which ran straight up towards the ceiling from behind her head, and I wondered what that was.
  • The next instant he had sprung into the wood, and all that Dorothy could see of him was a gray streak darting in and out amongst the trees.
  • The traveller having recovered, mounted his horse, and at the first streak of dawn he saw a stream dancing in front of him, and stooped down and drank his fill.
  • It was pale, but clear and bright-looking, and there was a thin streak of blood across her forehead that showed as she came underneath the lamp-light from the landing above.
  • In some lights he looked no more than forty: a strong light betrayed the fact that his dark hair had a streak of grey in it, and was showing a tendency to whiten about the temples.
  • When he cut down the second leaf he rescued the Glass Cat, and Bungle was so frightened that she scampered away like a streak and soon had joined Ojo, when she sat beside him panting and trembling.
  • Here as Captain White was known to the king, they were kindly received, and staid about a fortnight in expectation of the ship, but she not appearing they raised their boat a streak, salted the provision the king gave them, put water aboard, and stood for the north end of the island, designing to go round, believing their ship might be at the island of St. Mary.
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