\ 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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The 2019 version of the truck was unveiled at a splashy event by GM. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Ford, Chevy and Ram unveil new pickups: Why America loves them," 14 Jan. 2018 Kaleidoscopic Eye Colors Eyes, too, had their moment in the sun as colorful hues made a splashy comeback. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 7 Beauty Trends That Ruled Summer—And How To Take Them Into Fall," 29 Aug. 2018 Ahead of their free Saturday performance at the Detroit Music Weekend festival, the surviving members of the onetime Motown Records group joined more than 200 guests for a splashy suit-and-tie event in a party tent outside Music Hall. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "The Jacksons get keys to the city ahead of Detroit fest performance," 16 June 2018 Microsoft once rolled out new Windows 10 feature releases with splashy press conferences and lengthy sessions at its Build developer conference. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Windows 10's April 2019 Update should be as straightforward as its name," 25 Jan. 2019 Snap has struggled to live up to investors’ expectations since a splashy public debut in March 2017. Georgia Wells, WSJ, "Snap Hires Amazon, Huffington Post Executives to Fill Imran Khan’s Vacancy," 24 Oct. 2018 One near-term sign of distress: Marketing tech products with splashy colors, as Steve Jobs did with tangerine iMacs almost 20 years ago, means the fun part is almost over. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "Will Bitcoin Save Us From Google?," 15 July 2018 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

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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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