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spatter

spat·ter

spatter

 
 
pronunciation:
spae tr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spattered, spattering, spatters
definition 1: to scatter (a liquid) in small bits, drops, or splashes.
The artist spattered the paint on the canvas.
synonyms:
splash, spray, sprinkle
similar words:
dribble, spit, splatter
definition 2: to scatter bits or drops of a liquid on; splash or spot.
Next, we spatter the fish with the wine.
synonyms:
bespatter, splash
similar words:
disperse, dot, freak, slosh, speckle, splotch, spot, sprinkle
definition 3: to mar the reputation of; defame.
synonyms:
bespatter, defame, smear
similar words:
blacken, dirty, foul, soil, sully
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to disperse small bits, drops, or splashes.
similar words:
splash, splatter
definition 2: to strike a surface with or as if with splashes or splashing sounds.
Rain spattered against the tin roof.
synonyms:
spat
similar words:
patter
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or sound of spattering.
synonyms:
spat, splash
similar words:
dash, patter
definition 2: a bit, drop, or splash of something spattered.
a spatter of paint on the floor
similar words:
dash, drop, freak, splash, sprinkle
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derivation: spatteringly (adv.)