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Definition of "splash" []

  • To propel or scatter (a fluid) about in flying masses. (verb-transitive)
  • To scatter fluid onto in flying masses; wet, stain, or soil with flying fluid. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause (something) to scatter fluid in flying masses: splashed their hands in the water. (verb-transitive)
  • To make (one's way) with or by scattering of fluid. (verb-transitive)
  • To apply patches or spots of a contrasting, usually bright, color to: a floral pattern that was splashed with pink; moonlight splashing the deserted courtyard. (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 "splash" in a sentence
  • "Then, while he was still listening to the unfamiliar echo of his own voice, he heard just behind him a _splash, splash, splash_, and his left arm jerked itself spasmodically from beneath his breast, the hand simultaneously touching a substance that was hard, cold, and slimy."
  • "The alarm was taken by half a dozen more, and by the time the two boys were afoot and had seized their weapons -- _splash, splash, splash_!"
  • "_Splash, splash, splash_, and then the dog's progress seemed to be checked, as the boys followed into a pool of water which filled all the tunnel to the sides."