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Definition of plash

 (Entry 1 of 2)


plashed; plashing; plashes

Definition of plash (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to cause a splashing or spattering effect

transitive verb

: to break the surface of (water) : splash

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Synonyms & Antonyms for plash

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of plash in a Sentence

Verb water plashed down the drain a child happily plashing in the tub
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The park also contains the park district's administrative offices, an outdoor plash pad, athletic field, outdoor performance area, playground, walking path, an area of native plants and stormwater detention, and outdoor seating. Staff Report,, "Park Ridge's Prospect Park awarded for design and development," 22 Dec. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The sea plashes in the dark out there, the trees whisper. Smith Henderson, Popular Mechanics, "Olympia," 20 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of plash


circa 1522, in the meaning defined above


1542, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for plash


probably imitative

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The first known use of plash was circa 1522

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Cite this Entry

“Plash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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