WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
splat•ter /ˈsplætɚ/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to splash and scatter upon impact:[no object]Rain splattered against the windows.
  2. [+ object]
    • to splash on or against in drops that scatter:Rain splattered the windows.
    • to cover or stain with drops of something that scatters:The paint splattered the rug.

n. [countable]
  1. an act or instance of splattering.
  2. the amount splattered.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
splat•ter  (splatər),USA pronunciation v.t., v.i. 
  1. to splash and scatter upon impact:The paint splattered when I dropped the bucket.

n. 
  1. an act or instance of splattering.
  2. the quantity splattered:to wipe up a splatter of ketchup on the rug.

adj. 
  1. characterized by gory imagery:splatter films.
  • blend of, blended splash and spatter 1775–85


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

splatter /ˈsplætə/ vb
  1. to splash with small blobs; spatter
n
  1. a splash of liquid, mud, etc



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