back·​splash | \ ˈbak-ˌsplash How to pronounce backsplash (audio) \

Definition of backsplash

: a vertical surface (as of tiles) designed to protect the wall behind a stove or countertop

Examples of backsplash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inside the home, the kitchen has granite countertops, stone tile backsplash, custom cabinetry, a center island, stainless steel appliances and access to the rear patio. Lia Picard, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2022 The kitchen has marble countertops, marble backsplash, a walk-in pantry, two dishwashers, a double wall oven and a six-burner gas range. Kathy Orton, Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2022 There are granite countertops and a white tile backsplash. Karen A. Avitabile, Hartford Courant, 7 Sep. 2022 Custom cabinetry, marble countertops, a glass backsplash, and state-of-the-art appliances round out this elegant room. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 2 Sep. 2022 On the second level, a new, roughly $200,000, open-concept kitchen is what Mr. Walton calls the showpiece of the house, with 10-foot-high ceilings, white cabinetry and custom marble backsplash. Libertina Brandt, WSJ, 31 Aug. 2022 It is adorned with warm cherry cabinets, spaces for displaying dishes and glassware, crown molding, granite counters, double wall ovens, a tile backsplash, upscale appliances, a beverage cooler, a wet bar, a pantry and an exhaust hood. Karen A. Avitabile, Hartford Courant, 20 Aug. 2022 To further lighten up the kitchen, Taylor installed a backsplash of 12-inch-by-3-inch Vitral Verdone tile in a subway pattern on the wall across from the island. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 June 2022 In the kitchen is a wet bar, two beverage coolers, an icemaker, a microwave and a tile backsplash. Karen A. Avitabile, Hartford Courant, 20 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of backsplash

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Backsplash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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