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splatter

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verb splat·ter \ˈspla-tər\

Simple Definition of splatter

  • of a liquid : to move, fall, or hit something in large drops

  • of something that contains liquid : to hit something and break apart

  • : to cause (a liquid) to move or fall in large drops

Full Definition of splatter

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  spatter

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to scatter or fall in or as if in drops

Examples of splatter

  1. Mud splattered everywhere when the wet dog shook himself.

  2. Rain splattered against the windows.

  3. A big bug splattered against the windshield of the car.

  4. The egg splattered on the floor.

  5. The paint splattered my clothes.



Origin of splatter

probably blend of splash and spatter


First Known Use: 1785


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splatter

noun splat·ter

Simple Definition of splatter

  • : a mark or spot made by a large drop of liquid

Full Definition of splatter

Examples of splatter

  1. I had paint splatters on my jeans.

  2. There were mud splatters all over the carpet.

  3. Blood splatter was found at the crime scene.



1819

First Known Use of splatter

1819


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splatter

adjective splat·ter

Definition of splatter

  1. :  characterized by extreme or excessive gore or violence <a splatter movie>



1980

First Known Use of splatter

1980


SPLATTER Defined for Kids

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splatter

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verb splat·ter \ˈspla-tər\

Definition of splatter

splat·teredsplat·ter·ing

  1. :  to splash against something in large drops




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splatter

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noun splat·ter

Definition of splatter

  1. :  2splash 2





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