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Definition of "splashy" [splash•y]

  • Making or likely to make splashes. (adjective)
  • Covered with splashes of color. (adjective)
  • Showy; ostentatious. See Synonyms at showy. (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 "splashy" in a sentence
  • "Hot on the heels of the news of Patrick McGoohan's death is the further news that Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV's "Fantasy Island," died Wednesday morning at his home, a city councilman said."
  • "Promoted by what has been described as a splashy World AIDS Day event attended by three U. S. Presidents, business magnates and rock stars, this conclusion was based on the results of a study of 1,763 couples where only one of the partners tested positive for the HIV virus."
  • "USATODAY. com - Zur ousted by Frenchman in splashy finish"