- The definition of a splash is a small amount of something.
- An example of a splash is a few ounces of soda in an alcoholic cocktail, a splash of soda.
- An example of a splash is a red pillow in a room where all other furnishings are while or cream-colored, a splash of color.
- Splash is defined as to splatter or scatter liquid.
An example of splash is jumping into a pool of water.
- to cause (a liquid substance) to scatter and fall in drops or blobs
- to dash or scatter a liquid substance, mud, etc. on, so as to wet or soil
- to cause to splash a liquid: to splash one's feet in puddles
- to make (one's way) by splashing
- to mark or spot by or as by splashing: a glade splashed with sunlight
- to display conspicuously: scandal splashed all over the front page
Origin of splashintensive extension of plash
- to dash or scatter a liquid substance about
- to fall, strike, or scatter with a splash or splashes: rain splashing against the window
- to move with splashes
- the act or sound of splashing
- a mass of splashed water, mud, etc.
- a spot or mark made by or as by splashing
- a patch of color, light, etc.
- a small amount of a liquid: a whiskey with a splash of soda water
- Informal a conspicuous or ostentatious display
make a splash
verbsplashed, splash·ing, splash·es
- To propel or scatter (a fluid) about in flying masses.
- To scatter fluid onto (a surface) in flying masses; wet, stain, or soil with flying fluid.
- To cause (something) to scatter fluid in flying masses: splashed their hands in the water.
- To make (one's way) with or by the scattering of fluid.
- To apply patches or spots of a contrasting, usually bright, color to: a floral pattern that was splashed with pink; moonlight splashing the deserted courtyard.
- To display or publicize very noticeably: Their engagement was splashed all over the tabloids.
- a. To cause a fluid to scatter in flying masses: splashed about in the swimming pool.b. To fall into or move through fluid with this effect: We splashed through the waves.
- a. To move, spill, or fly about in scattered masses: Whipped cream splashed onto the counter.b. To produce a sound or sight associated with this effect.
- The act or sound of splashing: went for a splash in the lake; heard the splash of the fish being thrown back.
- a. A flying mass of fluid.b. A small amount, especially of a fluid: a splash of liqueur on the cake.
- A marking produced by or as if by scattered fluid: a splash of light.
- A great though often short-lived impression; a stir: a publicity splash.
Origin of splashProbably alteration of plash
- (onomatopoeia) The sound made by an object hitting a liquid.
- I heard a splash when the rock landed in the pond.
- A small amount of liquid
- I felt a splash of rain so put up my hood.
- I felt a splash of water on my leg as the car drove into the nearby puddle.
- A small amount (of col)
- The painter put a splash of blue on the wall to make it more colorful
- A mark or stain made from a small amount a liquid
- There was a visible splash on his pants after he went to the bathroom.
- An impact or impression.
- The new movie made quite a splash upon its release.
(third-person singular simple present splashes, present participle splashing, simple past and past participle splashed)
- To hit or agitate liquid so that part of it separates from the principal liquid mass.
- sit and splash in the bathtub
- To disperse a fluid suddenly; to splatter.
- water splashed everywhere
- to hit or expel liquid at
- The children were splashing each other playfully in the sea.
- When she comes in the door, splash her with perfume.
- To create an impact or impression; to print, post or publicize prominently.
- The headline was splashed across newspapers everywhere.
- To spend (money)
- After pay day I can afford to splash some cash and buy myself a motorbike.
- To launch a ship.