splashier; splashiest
: moving or being moved with a splash or splashing sounds
: tending to or exhibiting ostentatious display : making a splash
a splashy movie
a splashy debut
: that can be easily splashed about
: consisting of, being, or covered with colored splashes
splashily adverb
splashiness 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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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of splashy was in 1834

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Cite this Entry

“Splashy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splashy. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


splashier; splashiest
: attracting attention or meant to attract attention
would have preferred a less splashy debut
: being bright, bold, and colorful
a splashy shirt
splashy posters
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