- 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of large drops of liquid) to fall or hit something noisily Heavy rain splattered on the roof.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] to drop or throw water, paint, mud, etc. on someone or something; to make someone or something wet or dirty by landing on them in large drops splatter somebody/something (+ adv./prep.) The walls were splattered with blood. + adv./prep. Coffee had splattered across the front of his shirt.
NAmE//ˈsplæt̮ər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they splatter
he / she / it splatters
past simple splattered
-ing form splattering