\ 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 In the Maldives, the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi made a splashy debut, taking the No. 3 spot thanks to its spectacular location on three private islands. John Wogan, Travel + Leisure, "Top 15 Resort Hotels in Asia," 8 July 2020 There are no splashy brand parties, no horse shows, no charity events with socialites throwing themselves at BFA photographers. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Life After Lockdown: The Hamptons Are Buzzing Again," 13 July 2020 Peacock is a prime example, as the service, a subsidiary of the Comcast Corporation, was originally supposed to make a splashy arrival timed to coincide with NBC coverage of the Tokyo Summer Olympics. oregonlive, "NBCUniversal’s Peacock launches with intriguing originals (’Brave New World’) and old favorites," 7 July 2020 It's been a game changer, particularly for smaller businesses without the same deep pockets as bigger companies for splashy TV commercials. Rishi Iyengar, CNN, "Here's how big Facebook's ad business really is," 30 June 2020 For all of Facebook's splashy investments in artificial intelligence and virtual reality products, the company -- like many of its peers in Silicon Valley -- remains an advertising business at heart. Rishi Iyengar, CNN, "Here's how big Facebook's ad business really is," 30 June 2020 From simple toys for toddlers to more advanced splashy entertainment, here’s what’s needed to transform any backyard into a summertime oasis. Naveen Kumar, CNN Underscored, "How to turn your backyard into a water park this summer," 29 June 2020 At the time of their release, they were seen as splashy, campy, and far too hypercolored for films about the generally brooding Bruce Wayne. Angela Watercutter, Wired, "Joel Schumacher and the Non-Crisis of Infinite Batmans," 26 June 2020 Don’t expect the splashy shows for which Vegas is known to reopen right away. Jay Jones, Los Angeles Times, "Las Vegas, slowed by coronavirus and shaken by violence, readies for reopening," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of splashy

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Splashy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splashy. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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

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