Definition of "streaky" [streak•y]

  • Marked with, characterized by, or occurring in streaks. (adjective)
  • Variable or uneven in character or quality. (adjective)

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Use "streaky" in a sentence
  • "In basketball parlance, Brooks is known as "streaky"—and that reputation extends beyond his shooting touch."
  • "Unlike other products that leave your skin streaky, orange, or just uneven, CellaDerm is easy to apply and produces a smooth, even tan that can make golden brown beach-goers jealous."
  • "Indeed all the region about the Pleiades, for an area of ten square degrees, is involved in streaky nebulosity."