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Definition of "plash" [plash]

  • A light splash. (noun)
  • The sound of a light splash. (noun)
  • To spatter (liquid) about; splash. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause a light splash. (verb-intransitive)

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 "plash" in a sentence
  • ""I'm not interested, as a poet, in words like 'plash' - Seamus Heaney words, interesting words."
  • "The sense of calm and silence, the great waste of sea, the monotonous 'plash' of the paddle-wheels, the sort of solitude in the midst of such a crowd, the gradually lengthening distance behind, with the lessening, as gradual, in front, and the always novel feeling of approach to a new country -- these elements impart a sort of dreamy, poetical feeling to the scene."
  • "Ben had heard that significant cry of alarm, and almost simultaneously the "plash" made by the little Portuguese as her body dropped down upon the water."