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splatter

verb splat·ter \ ˈspla-tər \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of splatter

transitive verb
intransitive verb
:to scatter or fall in or as if in drops

Examples of splatter in a Sentence

  1. Mud splattered everywhere when the wet dog shook himself.

  2. Rain splattered against the windows.

  3. A big bug splattered against the windshield of the car.

  4. The egg splattered on the floor.

  5. The paint splattered my clothes.

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Origin and Etymology of splatter

probably blend of splash and spatter

splatter Synonyms


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splatter

noun

Definition of splatter

Examples of splatter in a Sentence

  1. I had paint splatters on my jeans.

  2. There were mud splatters all over the carpet.

  3. Blood splatter was found at the crime scene.

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First Known Use of splatter

1819


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splatter

adjective

Definition of splatter

:characterized by extreme or excessive gore or violence
  • a splatter movie

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First Known Use of splatter

1980


SPLATTER Defined for English Language Learners

splatter

verb

Definition of splatter for English Language Learners

  • of a liquid : to move, fall, or hit something in large drops

  • of something that contains liquid : to hit something and break apart

  • : to cause (a liquid) to move or fall in large drops


splatter

noun

Definition of splatter for English Language Learners

  • : a mark or spot made by a large drop of liquid


SPLATTER Defined for Kids

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splatter

verb splat·ter \ ˈspla-tər \

Definition of splatter for Students

splattered; splattering
:to splash against something in large drops

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splatter

noun

Definition of splatter for Students

:2splash 2


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