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[ splash ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to wet or soil by dashing masses or particles of water, mud, or the like; spatter:

    Don't splash her dress!

  2. to fall upon (something) in scattered masses or particles, as a liquid does.
  3. to cause to appear spattered.
  4. to dash (water, mud, etc.) about in scattered masses or particles.
  5. to make (one's way) with splashing:

    He splashed his way across the pool.

  6. Logging. to move (logs) by releasing a body of water from a splash dam.

verb (used without object)

  1. to dash a liquid or semiliquid substance about.
  2. to fall, move, or strike with a splash or splashes.
  3. (of liquid) to dash with force in scattered masses or particles.


  1. the act of splashing.
  2. the sound of splashing.
  3. a quantity of some liquid or semiliquid substance splashed upon or in a thing.
  4. a spot caused by something splashed.
  5. a patch, as of color or light.
  6. Logging.
    1. the act of splashing logs.
    2. water released, as from a splash dam for splashing logs.
  7. a striking show or impression.

    Synonyms: sensation, uproar, impression, ado

verb phrase


/ splæʃ /


  1. to scatter (liquid) about in blobs; spatter
  2. to descend or cause to descend upon in blobs

    he splashed his jacket

  3. to make (one's way) by or as if by splashing

    he splashed through the puddle

  4. tr to print (a story or photograph) prominently in a newspaper


  1. an instance or sound of splashing
  2. an amount splashed
  3. a patch created by or as if by splashing

    a splash of colour

  4. informal.
    an extravagant display, usually for effect (esp in the phrase make a splash )
  5. a small amount of soda water, water, etc, added to an alcoholic drink
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Other Words From

  • splashing·ly adverb
  • un·splashed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of splash1

First recorded in 1705–15; perhaps alteration of plash 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of splash1

C18: alteration of plash 1
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Example Sentences

The launch of Apple’s new 5G-enabled iPhone 12 on Tuesday promised to make a splash in China, the world’s largest 5G market.

From Fortune

It’s made a splash in the B2C world because it has given advertisers a data-fueled way to run ads on television.

Getting startedIn the old hunting cabin, you may set your Dutch oven on the wood stove and load it up with water, fresh bones, and a splash of vinegar.

Brian Armstrong, the cryptocurrency exchange’s chief executive, made a splash with a blog post on Sunday that declared Coinbase would not engage in social activism or advocate for political causes or candidates.

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This Remington blender brings a great splash of retro color and design to the kitchen, with every detail considered all the way down to the 48-ounce glass jar, vintage-style three-speed lever control, and the handy blade speed gauge on the front.

The episode does not seem to have made much of a splash in the race thus far.

Whereas Gotham mopes in the shadows, The Flash bursts like a splash page.

Your first big splash was in Cape Fear, and that auditorium scene between you and De Niro is beyond creepy to this day.

The next set of results from the Subaru Hyper-Suprime-Cam will extend the SPLASH survey in important ways.

The larger survey should tell us how typical the big SPLASH galaxies are.

The invitation was accepted; and Mr. Bellamy's grand carriage drew up immediately with splash and clatter to the door.

There was a tiny splash, a laugh, and the little greenheart rod flicked a trout high over his head.

There was a tremendous splash, and a small-sized geyser shot upward.

She looked up suddenly, her dark eyes blazing, a splash of colour in either cheek.

But happily for me the splash I made told the story, and I was rescued before I could sink a second time.


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