\ 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

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In an offseason that will likely be defined by splashy moves, the Wild made a savvy move on Monday morning, agreeing to a two-year, $1.4 million contract with defenseman Brad Hunt. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Wild agree to two-year contract with defenseman Brad Hunt," 24 June 2019 Other tech giants, such as Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN), have also made splashy announcements about expanding their US footprints in recent years, including Amazon's very public search for a second headquarters. Seth Fiegerman, CNN, "CNN Business Exclusive: With political scrutiny mounting, Google goes on job creation tour," 14 June 2019 While a monkey pattern may seem de rigeur for a baby space, the splashy, vintage floral was less expected. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Vintage Wallpaper Makes a Teeny NYC Space the Perfect Nursery," 6 May 2019 When Pierce left the Southern Utah game, Jefferson made a splashy debut as OSU’s lead back with a 238-yard performance. oregonlive.com, "Looking for an Oregon State football difference maker in 2019? It’s Artavis Pierce, if he finds his confidence," 13 June 2019 McCoy, who agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Panthers on Monday for $8.5 million according to a league source, becomes one of their splashiest free-agent acquisitions in years. Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "Addition of McCoy makes Panthers a true contender, arriving at the perfect time," 3 June 2019 Meanwhile, Nestlé has made some splashy acquisitions, particularly in coffee. Brian Blackstone, WSJ, "Nestlé Sharpens Focus on Food and Beverages With Review of Skin-Health Unit," 20 Sep. 2018 But inside the venue at Michael Kors’ Spring 2019 show, a sunny and splashy energy was palpable. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "At Michael Kors, Breezy Sun-and-Surf Head Scarves Are a Runway Win," 12 Sep. 2018 Rolling in the sky overhead are winged infants, or putti, who cavort amid splashy clouds of color that seem more liquid than smoky. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Museum of Art ignites burning river anniversary with incendiary art of Cai Guo-Qiang," 9 June 2019

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First Known Use of splashy

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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