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verb \ˈsplash\

Simple Definition of splash

  • 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of splash

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to strike and dash about a liquid or semiliquid substanceb :  to move in or into a liquid or semiliquid substance and cause it to spatter

  3. 2a (1) :  to become spattered about (2) :  to spread or scatter in the manner of splashed liquidb :  to fall, strike, or move with a splashing sound <a brook splashing over rocks>

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1a (1) :  to dash a liquid or thinly viscous substance upon or against (2) :  to soil or stain with splashed liquidb :  to mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texturec :  to display prominently <a story splashed on the front page>

  6. 2a :  to cause (a liquid or thinly viscous substance) to spatter about especially with forceb :  to scatter in the manner of a splashed liquid



Examples of splash in a sentence

  1. He dropped the bottle and bleach splashed onto the floor.

  2. We could hear the waves splashing against the side of the boat.

  3. The baby splashed the water.

  4. Don't splash water at your brother.

  5. I accidentally splashed some water on the floor.

  6. She splashed cold water on her face.

  7. We were splashed by a passing car.

  8. She splashed her face with cold water.

  9. The dog was splashing through the waves.

Origin and Etymology of splash

alteration of plash

First Known Use: 1715




Simple Definition of 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of splash

  1. 1a (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

  2. 2a :  the action of splashingb :  a short plunge

  3. 3 :  a sound produced by or as if by a liquid falling, moving, being hurled, or oscillating

  4. 4a :  a vivid impression created especially by ostentatious activity or appearanceb :  ostentatious display

  5. 5 :  a small amount :  sprinkling

SPLASH Defined for Kids



verb \ˈsplash\

Definition of splash for Students



  1. 1 :  to hit (something liquid or sloppy) and cause to move and scatter roughly <… she … beat the pancake batter so hard that it splashed all over the walls. — Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking>

  2. 2 :  to wet or soil by spattering with something wet (as water or mud) <I got splashed by a passing car.>

  3. 3 :  to move or strike with a splashing sound <Children like to splash through a puddle.>

  4. 4 :  to spread or scatter like a splashed liquid <The sunset splashed the sky with red.>




Definition of splash for Students

  1. 1 :  material that has been hit and made to scatter

  2. 2 :  a spot or smear from or as if from liquid that has been hit and made to scatter

  3. 3 :  the sound or action of liquid that has been hit and made to scatter

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