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



BrE BrE//ˈspætə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspætər//
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(also spattering) [singular] spatter (of something) a number of drops of a liquid or small amounts of something that hit a surface; the noise this makes a spatter of rain against the window a spattering of blood (figurative) a spatter of applause Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘splutter while speaking’): frequentative, from a base shared by Dutch, Low German spatten ‘burst, spout’.
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