- to splash and scatter upon impact: The paint splattered when I dropped the bucket.
- an act or instance of splattering.
- the quantity splattered: to wipe up a splatter of ketchup on the rug.
- characterized by gory imagery: splatter films.
Origin of splatter
Examples from the Web for splatter
The pastor and his congregants sat around the TV and watched as fists began to fly and blood began to splatter.Jesus Said Knock You Out: In ‘Fight Church’ Christians Beat Thy Neighbor
September 16, 2014
Fat rain droplets, like little eggs, started to splatter on my windshield, smearing with each sway of the wipers.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead
August 21, 2014
First, you get a hell of a lot less splatter (see, splatter guard).The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
Shells from hostile batteries were beginning to splatter down just beyond.The Glory of The Coming
Irvin S. Cobb
Overhead, a splatter of rain pinged on the tin roof of the cabin.Dan Carter Cub Scout
Mildred A. Wirt
There is a hole, and there is a splatter and a change of the line.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
Only when alone under that splatter of stars did he feel the moment big with more than a mere release from textbooks.The Wrong Twin
Harry Leon Wilson
A few of them, however—just a splatter—did fall on his fish, but it didn't matter as it was a salt fish anyway.Hints to Pilgrims
Charles Stephen Brooks
- to splash with small blobs; spatter
- a splash of liquid, mud, etc
Word Origin and History for splatter
1784, but earlier in splatterdash (1772), perhaps a blend of spatter and splash.