splatter

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 /ˈsplætəʳ/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
splat•ter /ˈsplætɚ/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. [no object] to splash and scatter upon impact: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]
  • an act or instance of splattering.
  • the amount splattered.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    splat•ter  (splatər), 
    v.t., v.i. 
    1. to splash and scatter upon impact:The paint splattered when I dropped the bucket.

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

  • adj. 
  • characterized by gory imagery:splatter films.
  • Etymology:
    • 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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