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spatter

spat·ter

spatter

 
pronunciation:
spae tr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: spattered, spattering, spatters
definition 1: to splash or scatter in small bits or drops.
I spattered the canvas with blue paint.
synonyms:
splash, spray, sprinkle
similar words:
dribble, spit
definition 2: to splash or scatter bits or drops of a liquid on; spot.
The grease from the hamburger spattered the stove.
synonyms:
splash
similar words:
disperse, dot, spot, sprinkle
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or sound of spattering.
There was the spatter of rain on the roof.
synonyms:
splash
similar words:
dash
definition 2: a bit, drop, or splash of something spattered.
There is a spatter of paint on the floor.
similar words:
dash, drop, splash, sprinkle
derivation: spatteringly (adv.)