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[splash-ee] /ˈsplæʃ i/
adjective, splashier, splashiest.
making a splash or splashes.
making the sound of splashing.
full of or marked by splashes, or irregular spots; spotty.
making an ostentatious display; showy.
Origin of splashy
First recorded in 1825-35; splash + -y1
Related forms
splashily, adverb
splashiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The head-sea, in little, splashy waves, began to fill my canoe.

    Voyage of the Paper Canoe Nathaniel H. Bishop
  • It was a dark night, the beginning of November, wet and splashy.

    Johnny Ludlow, Third Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • It was in his view 'splashy,' and would never get hold of the public.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • As residence area, it was splashy; a series of interlocked estates rather than expensive mansions packed closely together.

    Shock Treatment Stanley Mullen
  • The sunset had become a splashy crimson affair, perhaps a bit too theatrical.

    The Moonlit Way Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for splashy


adjective splashier, splashiest
having irregular marks
(informal) done to attract attention or make a sensation; showy
making a splash or splashes
Derived Forms
splashily, adverb
splashiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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