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[splash-ee] /ˈsplæʃ i/
adjective, splashier, splashiest.
making a splash or splashes.
making the sound of splashing.
full of or marked by splashes, or irregular spots; spotty.
making an ostentatious display; showy.
Origin of splashy
1825-35; splash + -y1
Related forms
splashily, adverb
splashiness, noun Unabridged
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  • Too many end up believing the loud, pushy, splashy crackpots.
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  • Apple had a splashy week, and it didn't even announce new gizmos.
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  • Its loud, splashy moments turn to foster quiet, personal scenes.
  • It grabs the unlucky fish and with a few splashy wing beats lifts its catch out of the water and back to the branch.
  • Generally, the white is irregular, and is rather scattered or splashy.
  • Some communities start with a big event or splashy demonstration of value.
British Dictionary definitions for splashy


adjective splashier, splashiest
having irregular marks
(informal) done to attract attention or make a sensation; showy
making a splash or splashes
Derived Forms
splashily, adverb
splashiness, noun
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