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Definition of "splat" [splat]

  • A slat of wood, as one in the middle of a chair back. (noun)
  • A smacking or splashing noise. (noun)
  • With a smacking or splashing noise: landed splat on the floor. (adverb)

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 "splat" in a sentence
  • "This is the last week of classes so I am ending with a bang, or rather a "splat" - the class concludes with a great egg toss (one student today managed to successfully catch a raw egg with her face, much to the enjoyment of her peers) and a brief letter (abridged below) I wrote to all my students, concerning what I have learned in China this past year:"
  • ""A broadly played clown show full of lowbrow antics, Bong's big splat is itself a sort of monster," suggests J Hoberman in the Voice, "the top grossing movie in South Korean history — and, since it surfaced at Cannes last May, festival audiences having been slurping it down like ramen ...."
  • "Multiple System Failure: denying death and how to 'splat'"