Origin of splatvia dialect, dialectal ; from base of split
Origin of splatechoic
- to make such a sound
- to flatten on impact
Origin of splatPerhaps from Middle English splatten, to split open, perhaps from Medieval Latin splatt&amacron;re, of Low German origin.
c. 1740 American Queen Anne walnut armchair attributed to William Savery (1721?–1787)
Origin of splatImitative.
- The sharp, atonal sound of a liquid or soft solid hitting a solid surface.
- I didn't see the egg fall, but I heard the splat when it hit the floor.
- The irregular shape of a viscous liquid or soft solid which has hit a solid surface.
- The canvas was covered by seemingly careless splats of paint.
- (computing, slang) The Command key on an Apple Macintosh.
- (computing, slang) Any of various characters appearing in computer character sets, particularly # and *.
- The narrow wooden centre piece of a chair back.
- A move in playboating involving stalling in place while positioned vertically against a solid object in the water.
(third-person singular simple present splats, present participle splatting, simple past and past participle splatted)
- To hit a flat surface and deform into an irregular shape.
- The egg splatted onto the floor.