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Pronunciation of Streaks: Learn how to pronounce Streaks in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word streak:

1a long, thin line or mark of a different substance or colour from its surroundings:
a streak of oil
Microbiology a narrow line of bacteria smeared on the surface of a solid culture medium.
2an element of a specified kind in someone’s character:
there’s a streak of insanity in the family
Lucy had a ruthless streak
[usually with adjective] a continuous period of specified success or luck:
the theatre is on a winning streak
3 informal an act of running naked in a public place so as to shock or amuse others:
a streak for charity
1 [with object] cover (a surface) with streaks:
tears streaking her face, Cynthia looked up
his beard was streaked with grey
dye (hair) with long, thin lines of a different colour to that of one’s natural hair colour:
[with object and complement]:
hair that was streaked blonde
Microbiology smear (a needle, swab, etc.) over the surface of a solid culture medium to initiate a culture:
swabs were streaked directly on blood agar plates
2 [no object, with adverbial of direction] move very fast in a specified direction:
the cat streaked across the street
3 [no object] informal run naked in a public place so as to shock or amuse others:
the singer admitted to streaking in his home town in the seventies

like a streak

informal very fast:
he is off like a streak
streak of lightning

a flash of lightning:
a streak of lightning split the sky


streak (sense 3 of the verb).

Old English strica, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch streek and German Strich, also to strike. The sense ‘run naked’ was originally US slang