1splash verb \ˈsplash\
of a liquid : to move, fall, or hit something in a noisy or messy way
: to cause (water or another liquid) to move in a noisy way or messy way
: to make (someone or something) wet with large drops of water or another liquid
a : to strike and dash about a liquid or semiliquid substance
b : to move in or into a liquid or semiliquid substance and cause it to spatter
a (1) : to become spattered about (2) : to spread or scatter in the manner of splashed liquid
b : to fall, strike, or move with a splashing sound <a brook splashing over rocks>
a (1) : to dash a liquid or thinly viscous substance upon or against (2) : to soil or stain with splashed liquid
b : to mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture
c : to display prominently <a story splashed on the front page>
a : to cause (a liquid or thinly viscous substance) to spatter about especially with force
b : to scatter in the manner of a splashed liquid
— splash·er noun
Examples of SPLASH
- He dropped the bottle and bleach splashed onto the floor.
- We could hear the waves splashing against the side of the boat.
- The baby splashed the water.
- Don't splash water at your brother.
- I accidentally splashed some water on the floor.
- She splashed cold water on her face.
- We were splashed by a passing car.
- She splashed her face with cold water.
- The dog was splashing through the waves.
Origin of SPLASH
alteration of plash
First Known Use: 1715
Rhymes with SPLASH
: the sound made when someone or something hits liquid or when liquid hits something
: the movement of liquid when something hits it
: a mark or spot made when a liquid is splashed on something
a (1) : splashed liquid or semiliquid substance; also : impounded water released suddenly (2) : a spot or daub from or as if from splashed liquid <a mud splash on the fender>
b : a colored patch
a : the action of splashing
b : a short plunge
: a sound produced by or as if by a liquid falling, moving, being hurled, or oscillating
a : a vivid impression created especially by ostentatious activity or appearance
b : ostentatious display
Examples of SPLASH
- <at least you have a splash of common sense—which is more than we can say for your mother>
First Known Use of SPLASH
Related to SPLASH
- ace, bit, crumb, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, hint, lick, little, mite, nip, ounce, peanuts, ray, scintilla, scruple, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smack, smell, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, soupçon, spark, spatter, speck, particle, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, touch, trace
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