\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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Regulators make splashy announcements on supporting growth and markets rally—but when only a moderate stimulus arrives, stocks soon resume their selloff. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Talk Is Cheap for China’s Economy—and Stocks," 19 Oct. 2018 What Obama did not do was make a splashy announcement that Russia was trying to interfere, apparently, to swing the election to Trump. Emily Stewart, Vox, "After Mueller’s Russian indictments, Trump returns to a familiar line: blame Obama," 14 July 2018 While Saigon has made gains of late, with splashy openings like the Factory Contemporary Arts Centre (a massive exhibition and cultural space), Hanoi remains the heart and soul of Vietnam’s art scene. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 Sellers get a splashy profile page and communicate with buyers through an internal messaging system. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Best apps and sites for selling used home goods," 8 Nov. 2018 But if the legal consequences Gibson faced for his treatment of Grigorieva were minimal, the consequences in Hollywood were slightly splashier. Constance Grady, Vox, "Mel Gibson has set the blueprint for a #MeToo comeback. Expect other men to follow it.," 24 July 2018 This kind of splashy, grim vengeance is an exciting concept after the #MeToo movement dominated headlines since the fall of 2017. refinery29.com, "Dietland Review: #MeToo Revenge Fantasy Doesn’t Have Nearly Enough Bite," 14 May 2018 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

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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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