back·​splash ˈbak-ˌsplash How to pronounce backsplash (audio)
: 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 While most customers utilize Rookwood for the quintessential backsplash, the tiles can be used in a variety of projects, like for pools, patios, outdoor grills and fountains. Grace Tucker, The Enquirer, 21 Mar. 2024 The backsplash behind the headboards and rippled pattern of the blue carpeting are meant to mimic the watery landscape that surrounds the hotel. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Mar. 2024 The typical assortment of high-end stainless Thermador appliances and a textured metal-look backsplash are juxtaposed against the groovy dark hardwood custom cabinetry. James McClain, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2024 But clusters of small, colored glass accent tiles stand the test of time and add beautiful accents to larger backsplash tiles in light or solid colors. Cameron Sullivan, The Mercury News, 8 Feb. 2024 The mosaic backsplash ties in with the cheerful palette of citrusy hues. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Jan. 2024 This deep orange hue complements the rustic feel and charm, bringing out the rust color in the kitchen backsplash. Medgina Saint-Elien, House Beautiful, 28 Aug. 2023 Mix the modern appliances, backsplash, and cabinets with more rustic, country touches like the wooden frame and animal skulls to add interest to your space. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 28 Feb. 2024 Some manufacturers, such as The Smart Tiles, say that their peel and stick tiles can be installed over ceramic tiles in a backsplash. Sarah Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of backsplash was in 1920

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“Backsplash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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