splashy

adjective
\ 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

Other Words from splashy

splashily \ ˈspla-​shə-​lē How to pronounce splashy (audio) \ adverb
splashiness \ ˈspla-​shē-​nəs How to pronounce splashy (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
Recent Examples on the Web Behind the splashy headlines of unicorn founders and companies lies a segment of the population swimming upstream without apology or designated path to equally successful outcomes. Rod Berger, Forbes, 22 June 2022 Some 20 years after that, in November, Kim made her splashy Metropolitan Opera debut with the very same opera. Hannah Edgar, chicagotribune.com, 10 Mar. 2022 Netflix urgently needs a splashy new film franchise to keep subscribers happy. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, 18 July 2022 Jokr had plastered New York City with splashy ads promising to deliver groceries within 15 minutes—For free! Wired, 16 July 2022 In this stage show, however, the love story can't always compete with its splashy surroundings. Yolanda Machado, EW.com, 16 July 2022 Many critics have blamed policy blunders by Rajapaksa and his family, like deep tax cuts in 2019 that slashed state revenue and heavy borrowing from creditors such as China on splashy infrastructure projects that failed to generate revenue. Krutika Pathi, ajc, 15 July 2022 Many critics have blamed policy blunders by Rajapaksa and his family, like deep tax cuts in 2019 that slashed state revenue and heavy borrowing from creditors such as China on splashy infrastructure projects that failed to generate revenue. Krutika Pathi, BostonGlobe.com, 15 July 2022 The Dolphins made a splashy investment in their receiving corps earlier this offseason by trading for Tyreek Hill and giving him a four-year, $120 million deal. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 15 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of splashy

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

3 Aug 2022

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“Splashy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splashy. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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