\ 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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Mars One began with a splashy launch back in 2012 by founder and Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Mars One Is Now Officially Dead. But It Always Was.," 11 Feb. 2019 Or simply add a dash of tie-dye by painting just one nail with splashy colors. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Tie-Dye Nails Are Here Just in Time for Summer," 24 Apr. 2019 The company took several opportunities Monday to emphasize user privacy — and indirectly take a jab at rivals — at its splashy, celebrity-laden event in Cupertino, California. Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times, "Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivals," 26 Mar. 2019 This will be Lady Gaga's first solo album since 2016's Joanne, which polarized fans with its acoustic, stripped-down sound—a far cry from the splashy, electro-pop hits that made her a household name. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Lady Gaga's New Album: Everything We Know So Far," 13 Mar. 2019 The contrast was apt: Whereas the Baguette was splashy, a cultural phenom that earned its own SATC storyline and came in collectible versions, like luxury Beanie Babies, the Peekaboo was the opposite—a discreet, classic satchel. Maya Singer, Vogue, "On the 10th Anniversary of Fendi’s Peekaboo, Its Maker, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Talks “It Bags”," 8 Feb. 2019 In a review of Pink's recent performance at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Melissa Ruggieri of AJC praised the splashy production values and Pink's ability to entertain. Mary Colurso, AL.com, "Pink's 'Beautiful Trauma' tour coming to Birmingham in 2019," 3 May 2018 Ben, who is a forward for the Philadelphia 76ers, and Kendall have made quite a few splashy headlines with their ambiguous relationship status and social media flirtation. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner Looks Edgy in Snake Earrings and Leather Pants to Watch Ben Simmons Play Ball," 31 Jan. 2019 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

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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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