\ˈspla-shē \
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 \ adverb
splashiness \ˈspla-shē-nəs \ 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

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Looking down the bench Hubert Davis, assistant, North Carolina: Would be a splashy hire for the 49ers. David Scott, charlotteobserver, "Search is on for next basketball coach at Charlotte. Could 1 of these 10 be a good fit? | Charlotte Observer," 7 Mar. 2018 If the dance programs aren’t splashy enough, viewers will have a chance to be literally doused with Armenian culture in July 8, when that country’s observance of Vardavar will be part of the Folklife Festival. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian, "How Armenian Dance Adapted Over Time and Place," 26 June 2018 Echoes of birdsong and the splashy stream fill the canyon. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "10 best hikes in Arizona show off state's diverse scenery," 13 July 2018 Taking a second run at the splashy theme-show extravaganza, the Met Breuer has greater success. New York Times, "23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 Williams has the rangy frame that teams look for these days, and put together a splashy 2017 season after redshirting in 2016. Albert Breer, SI.com, "2019 NFL Mock Draft: A Very Early Look at the Potential Top 10 Picks," 11 July 2018 Following its splashy launch, the interactive beauty venue, located at 9169 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, is open to the public through March 4. Lindzi Scharf, latimes.com, "Kristen Stewart, Cindy Crawford and Olympian Chloe Kim drop by the Chanel Beauty House in West Hollywood," 1 Mar. 2018 The number of splashy new car debuts pales to the tent poles of auto show season in Los Angeles and Detroit. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Interactive consumer experience to drive 2018 Chicago Auto Show," 6 Feb. 2018 And the pair reportedly recently moved in together in a splashy N.Y.C. apartment. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Spend the Day at Sea in Steamy Mermaid-Themed 'Bed' Music Video," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of splashy

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of splashy was in 1834

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English Language Learners Definition of splashy

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

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