AskDefine | Define splash

Dictionary Definition



1 the sound like water splashing [syn: plash]
2 a small quantity of something moist or soft; "a dab of paint"; "a splatter of mud" [syn: dab, splatter]
3 the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface [syn: spatter, spattering, splashing, splattering]
4 the act of scattering water about haphazardly [syn: splashing]


1 cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her" [syn: sprinkle, splosh]
2 walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow" [syn: squelch, squish, splosh, slosh, slop]
3 dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the baby's face with water" [syn: spatter, splatter, plash, splosh, swash]
4 mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture; cause to appear splashed or spattered; "The mountain was splashed with snow"
5 make a splashing sound; "water was splashing on the floor" [syn: splosh, slosh, slush]
6 soil or stain with a splashed liquid
7 strike and dash about in a liquid; "The boys splashed around in the pool"

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. The sound made by an object hitting a liquid.
    • heard a splash in the pond
  2. An impact or impression.
    • make a splash


the sound made by an object hitting liquid
The sound made by an object hitting a liquid
An impact or impression


  1. To hit or agitate liquid.
    • sit and splash in the bathtub
  2. To splatter or spread around suddenly.
    • water splashed everywhere
  3. To create an impact or impression; to print, post or publicize prominently.
    • The headline was splashed across newspapers everywhere.

Derived terms


To hit or agitate liquid
To splatter or spread around suddenly
To create an impact or impression

Extensive Definition

Splash may refer to:



  • Bootsplash, an image displayed while computer boots up
  • Splash screen, image displayed while a computer program is loading


splash in German: Splash
splash in French: Splash
splash in Dutch: Splash
splash in Japanese: スプラッシュ
splash in Swedish: Splash

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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