Definition of splash noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//splæʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//splæʃ//
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  1. 1[countable] the sound of something hitting liquid or of liquid hitting something We heard the splash when she fell into the pool.
  2. 2[countable] a small amount of liquid that falls onto something; the mark that this makes splashes of water on the floor dark splashes of mud on her skirt Any splashes on the skin should be removed immediately.
  3. 3[countable] a small area of bright colour or light that contrasts with the colours around it These flowers will give a splash of colour throughout the summer. Wordfinderband, check, dot, fleck, pattern, speckle, splash, spot, streak, stripe
  4. 4[singular] (informal) a small amount of liquid that you add to a drink coffee with just a splash of milk a scotch with a splash of soda compare dash
  5. 5[singular] an article in a newspaper, etc. that is intended to attract a lot of attention Their engagement was the front-page splash in all the papers. a splash headline
  6. Word Originearly 18th cent. (as a verb): alteration of plash ‘a splashing sound’.Extra examples She jumped into the pool with a splash. Window boxes of tulips added a splash of colour to the street. a bold splash of red a splash of cold water in the face The were dark splashes of mud on her skirt.Idioms
    make, cause, etc. a splash
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    (informal) to do something in a way that attracts a lot of attention or causes a lot of excitement Her first book made a big splash. Parents still like to make a splash for a daughter’s wedding.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: splash