slosh

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noun

ˈsläsh How to pronounce slosh (audio)
ˈslȯsh
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: the slap or splash of liquid
sloshy adjective

slosh

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verb

sloshed; sloshing; sloshes

intransitive verb

1
: to flounder or splash through water, mud, or slush
2
: to move with a splashing motion
the water sloshed around himBill Alcine

transitive verb

1
: to splash about in liquid
2
: to splash (a liquid) about or on something
3
: to splash with liquid

Examples of slosh in a Sentence

Verb The children sloshed through the big puddle. Water sloshed in the bottom of the boat as it rocked. Juice sloshed over the rim of her glass. The child sloshed the water in the tub.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The slosh of her mental activity rose and became the pantry around her. Nicolette Polek, Harper's Magazine, 22 May 2024 During these upcoming Starship test flights, engineers will measure the slosh of propellants inside the ship, along with tank pressures, and observe how the fluids respond to impulses from small thrusters. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 30 Apr. 2024
Verb
The computer thinks the frigid air has escaped the city, when in reality it’s stuck sloshing around. Harry Stevens, Washington Post, 2 July 2024 The winds then pass off the lake, but the water sloshes back across, producing damaging waves with no storm to warn of their impending arrival. Marianne Mather, Chicago Tribune, 20 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for slosh 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

probably blend of slop and slush

First Known Use

Noun

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1844, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of slosh was in 1814

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Cite this Entry

“Slosh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slosh. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

slosh

1 of 2 noun
1
2
: the slap or splash of liquid

slosh

2 of 2 verb
1
: to struggle through or splash about in or with water, mud, or slush
2
: to move with a splashing motion

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