\ ˈspla-shē How to pronounce splashy (audio) \
splashier; splashiest

Definition of splashy

1 : moving or being moved with a splash or splashing sounds
2 : tending to or exhibiting ostentatious display : making a splash a splashy movie a splashy debut
3 : that can be easily splashed about
4 : consisting of, being, or covered with colored splashes

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Other Words from splashy

splashily \ ˈspla-​shə-​lē How to pronounce splashily (audio) \ adverb
splashiness \ ˈspla-​shē-​nəs How to pronounce splashiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of splashy in a Sentence

a splashy new restaurant that's currently the in place to go a splashy ad for the new brand of blue jeans
Recent Examples on the Web And after years of having to be on the defense, tech companies are making splashy deals, going after rival platforms, strengthening relationships with DC and working to improve their public image. Clare Duffy, CNN, "Big tech had a strong first quarter. The next one could be much harder," 6 May 2020 That means the era of splashy deals that helped fill new buildings in Manhattan could be over, at least for now. Natalie Wong, Bloomberg.com, "Google’s Real Estate Pause Shows Cracks in Tech Office Demand," 28 Apr. 2020 In 2007, Rose’s practice was purchased by C.A.A., a splashy move for the agency, which was looking to gain a foothold in professional sports in addition to its entertainment portfolio. Marc Stein, New York Times, "Leon Rose, an Agent, Is Expected to Be the Next Knicks President," 6 Feb. 2020 Halpern’s splashy, ’60s spin on sparkle gave way to makeup artist Sam Bryant’s cool-girl constellations for Simone Rocha, each take making an inarguable case for all that glitters. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "5 Spectacular Beauty Trends That Swept the London Runways This Week," 19 Sep. 2018 And a restaurant critic from the big city paper had come in to eat with his family and was preparing to write a splashy article. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "They lost everything in the Syrian war. COVID-19 could wipe them out again.," 9 Apr. 2020 To its credit, BARDA already has a hand in some of industry’s splashiest Covid-19 projects. Nicholas Florko, STAT, "This tiny federal agency was built to respond to a crisis like coronavirus. Now that it’s here, is BARDA ready?," 6 Apr. 2020 Both companies recently sold shares on the NYSE through a direct listing, which allowed them to bypass expensive underwriting fees for bankers and splashy road shows to target potential investors. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "IPOs are SO 2019. Companies are finding new ways to go public," 21 Jan. 2020 Platt is best known for his role in the Tony award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, but will soon be seen in Ryan Murphy's splashy Netflix show The Politician, starring opposite Gwyneth Paltrow. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, "Richard Linklater Musical to Be Filmed Over 20-Year Span," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of splashy

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 May 2020

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“Splashy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splashy. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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: having a bright or exciting quality that attracts attention or is meant to attract attention

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