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 kitchen has a 14-foot ceiling, stainless Miele appliances, granite countertops, a quartz backsplash, 12-foot cabinets and a large island with a breakfast bar. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Cindy O’Gorman presents Allen estate with golf course views," 4 July 2020 Layout and storage: A flashy or exotic backsplash is usually a good place to start in adding some interest. Stephanie Vaughan, Houston Chronicle, "GHBA Remodelers Council: Home bar design," 4 July 2020 Quartz with the look of white marble, used for the backsplash and countertops, serves as a light, airy counterpoint to the deep green. Lisa Mowry, Better Homes & Gardens, "Lush Backyard Views Inspired the Calming Green Color Scheme in This Traditional Kitchen," 29 June 2020 Stone accents line the outside of the three-story home and continue into the living spaces, covering a wall in the living room and a backsplash in the kitchen. Los Angeles Times, "NHL’s Andrew Cogliano sells Newport Beach house for $2.225 million," 2 June 2020 The eat-in kitchen provides a new island, counters, backsplash and stainless appliances. Dallas News, "Firm showcases residences ideal for sheltering in place, working from home," 31 May 2020 The formal dining room flows into a kitchen with tiled countertops and backsplash and a restaurant-quality range. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$1.7 Million Homes in Wisconsin, Arizona and New Jersey," 4 Mar. 2020 The high-end Poggenpohl kitchen was recently upgraded and has limestone countertops and a glass backsplash. Daniel Boniface, The Denver Post, "This is Denver’s most expensive home listing. And it has a gym, yoga studio and koi pond.," 24 Dec. 2019 How to Prep and Paint Kitchen Cabinets Cover countertops and backsplash with plastic sheeting with painter’s tape. Chelsea Evers, Country Living, "Here's How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets, Including Laminate," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of backsplash

1920, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jul 2020

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“Backsplash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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