- 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.
splash definition by Webster's New World
- 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: intensive 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 soda water, etc.)
- Informal a conspicuous or ostentatious display
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- splasher noun
splash definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
verb splashed, splash·ing, splash·es verb, transitive
- To propel or scatter (a fluid) about in flying masses.
- To scatter fluid onto 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 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: Probably alteration of plash.
- splashˈer noun
splash - Phrases/Idioms
make a splash
Informal to attract great, often brief attention by doing something striking or ostentatious