splotch

noun
\ ˈspläch How to pronounce splotch (audio) \

Definition of splotch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

splotch

verb
splotched; splotching; splotches

Definition of splotch (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to mark with a splotch : cover with splotches

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Other Words from splotch

Noun

splotchy \ ˈsplä-​chē How to pronounce splotchy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of splotch in a Sentence

Noun

the bleach left a small white splotch on my shirt

Verb

ink from a leaking pen had badly splotched his shirt pocket

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The circle encompassing the stylized logo represented a splotch of tomato sauce. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Pizza Hut brings back its retro logo," 25 June 2019 Earlier in that month, Uber’s road rival Lyft, which also went public this year, revealed an even bigger splotch of red ink—$1.1 billion worth, on $776 million in revenue—in its debut quarterly report. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Follow the Money for the Truth About Tech, From Valuations to VR," 20 June 2019 While inspecting his foot, swollen to the size of a softball, the team doctor—a term used loosely—had pointed to a purple splotch of skin and, confused, asked Austin for an explanation. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Out of the Darkness: Isaiah Austin Searches for Peace Without the NBA," 14 June 2019 Daisy hates bananas, even when they aren’t mottled with gray-green splotches. David Canfield, EW.com, "Exclusive: The author of A Simple Favor is back with another juicy thriller," 5 June 2019 In the photo, Hudson, 40, shows off her personalized pajama set by Everlane covered in tan splotches for her 10-million-plus followers. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "See Kate Hudson's hilarious, relatable spray-tan fail," 4 Oct. 2018 But a giant red splotch on the wall is unexpected, and neurons will pay special attention to it. Quanta Magazine, "The Neuroscience Behind Bad Decisions," 23 Aug. 2016 On the surface, that translates to little red splotches that don't seem to go away — especially around your nose, cheeks, and chin. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "How to Treat Broken Capillaries on Your Face — and Prevent Them in the First Place," 27 Sep. 2018 The place was a mess: eggshells everywhere, the counter covered in splotches of sticky batter, bags of flour spilled onto the floor. Ruth Reichl, Good Housekeeping, "Good Read: Delicious!," 10 Mar. 2014

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Each model’s color assignment was an off-the-cuff decision, with show opener Kyla Ramsey and Gigi Hadid each sporting bolts of citrus orange, while Rebecca Longendyke's ice blue gaze was splotched with hot pink. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Prada Serves Up the Secret to Pulling Off Neon Bright Eye Makeup With Ease," 3 May 2019 Off-White splotched neon-bright pigment on the ear to take athleisure to the next level. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Top 9 Beauty Trends From the Spring 2019 Runways," 5 Oct. 2018 Others had arms and legs that were mottled purple, splotched with unexplained bruises. Julie Bosman, New York Times, "Tainted Synthetic Marijuana Sickens More Than 90 in Midwest, Killing 2," 6 Apr. 2018 His place in the Royals’ ascension from the ashes to World Series champion is commemorated in general manager Dayton Moore’s home, where a framed and dirt-splotched No. Vahe Gregorian, kansascity, "Why not over-extending for Eric Hosmer will help the Royals now and later | The Kansas City Star," 22 Mar. 2018 Her client's blonde hair was splotched with green, orange, and purple. Devon Abelman, Allure, "This Woman's Rainbow Hair-Color Correction Shows a Problem With Instagram Hair Trends," 31 Oct. 2017 Walls throughout the four-bedroom home were still covered in sheet-rock splotched with pink spackle, but Day said the home was very close to being finished. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, kansascity, "Leawood mom with DIY Network show spent her summer turning messes into mansions," 7 Sep. 2017 But there is no need to splotch your eclipse safety glasses with tears. Karla Peterson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "After the eclipse, check out San Diego's natural wonders," 18 Aug. 2017 On a May visit to the Falls Church, Virginia, store, the floors in the refrigerator aisles were splotched with brown stains. Sarah Halzack, miamiherald, "The big missteps that brought an American retail icon to the edge of collapse," 25 June 2017

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First Known Use of splotch

Noun

1601, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1654, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for splotch

Noun

perhaps blend of spot and blotch

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Dictionary Entries near splotch

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splosh

sploshy

splotch

splotchily

splotchiness

splty

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splotch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of splotch

chiefly US : a large spot or mark of dirt, paint, etc.

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