Definition of "splatter" [splat•ter]

  • To spatter (something), especially to soil with splashes of liquid. (verb-transitive)
  • To spatter, especially to move or fall so as to cause splashes. (verb-intransitive)
  • A splash of liquid. (noun)
  • Characterized by gory violence: splatter films. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "splatter" in a sentence
  • "What I was trying to do with this movie is to bridge the gap that's always separated what we call a splatter film from more conventional entertainment."
  • "Then my droogies, let's keep the torture out of the headlines and back in Italian splatter movies and horror comics where it belongs - OK?"
  • "I also think the MySpace attitude towards layout (the erm, ability to fully express oneself, aka splatter pukalicious CSS everywhere) is one of the major reasons MySpace stuck."