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Definition of "splotch" [splotch]

  • An irregularly shaped spot, stain, or colored or discolored area: "spectacular splotches of color and beauty in the blossoms” ( Wendy Lyon Moonan). (noun)
  • To mark with splotches or a splotch. (verb-transitive)

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 "splotch" in a sentence
  • "Time had not mellowed the raw crudity of this "splotch," which Browning found recorded in no old, square, yellow vellum book, but in the French newspapers of that very August; the final judgment of the court at Caen"
  • "Cow tipping was never considered cruel or inhumane so I am sure a paint splotch that will wash off by the end of the day would be perfectly acceptable."
  • "Valerie, on the other hand, is wearing a strange little white party dress with a weird black splotch on the side."