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 The country-style kitchen features white cabinets, high-end appliances, a large island, premium surfaces including a tile backsplash, and an eating area with a double-sided stone fireplace. cleveland, 19 July 2021 The new owners also put in new light fixtures throughout, replaced the kitchen island with a larger one and put in a new backsplash. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, 28 May 2021 Natural ceramic or porcelain tiles are an intriguing way to change up your backsplash as well. Daley Quinn, Southern Living, 14 Apr. 2021 Another way to sprinkle a bit of yourself into kitchen design is a striking backsplash. Jennifer Tzeses, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 July 2021 Polished marble—the same stone used on countertops—makes a statement as a slab backsplash in the new butler's pantry. Sally Finder Weepie, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 May 2021 The home’s kitchen has a color palette of black, white and gray with tile accents along the backsplash and walls. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, 3 Dec. 2020 Classic cabinetry, crown moldings, and lightly veined stone on the backsplash make the kitchen timeless. Kathy Barnes, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 May 2021 Cambria quartz surfaces and backsplash are being installed. oregonlive, 8 May 2021

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First Known Use of backsplash

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Backsplash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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