from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked with, characterized by, or occurring in streaks.
  • adj. Variable or uneven in character or quality.

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  • adj. Having streaks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Same as streaked, 1.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having streaks; marked with streaks; streaked. It differs from striped in that the lines are not accurately parallel, nor straight and uniform.
  • Hence Uneven in quality; variable in character or excellence: as, his poetry is decidedly streaky.

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  • adj. marked with or as if with stripes or linear discolorations


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  • Indeed all the region about the Pleiades, for an area of ten square degrees, is involved in streaky nebulosity.

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  • It's just as well the back four is stepping it up - and yet to concede a goal against any of the other top-five sides - because the attack remains out of sorts, with Wayne Rooney still searching for his best form and Dimitar Berbatov's goal-scoring can only be described as streaky at best.

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  • Not only that, but you also get a rasher of thick, ham-like bacon (as opposed to our kind of thin bacon, which the Irish call streaky bacon); some amazing sausages, which practically melt in your mouth; fried tomatoes and mushrooms, toast, and blood pudding, which is basically coagulated blood made into a sausage patty.


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  • Probabilities can get "streaky," but there's a very human element that separates situations like this one from pure probabilities.

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  • His shooting has been described as "streaky," but with a nice 3-point touch.

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