Spatter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspætər|  American pronunciation of the word spatter
Brit.  |ˈspatə|  British pronunciation of the word spatter

noun

- the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively(syn: spattering, splatter, splattering, splutter, sputter, sputtering)
- the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface (syn: spattering, splash, splashing, splattering)

verb

- dash a liquid upon or against (syn: plash, splash, splatter, splosh, swash)
- rain gently (syn: patter, pitter-patter, spit, sprinkle)
- spot, splash, or soil(syn: bespatter)

Examples

The dog jumped in the pool and spattered us with water.

His clothes were spattered with paint.

When you cook bacon, the grease spatters everywhere.

He showed me how to use the paintbrush so the paint wouldn't spatter.

There were grease spatters all over the wall.

The floor was covered with spatters of paint.

There was a lot of paint spatter on the floor.

Passing traffic has spattered the wall with mud.

The walls were spattered with placards.

Mistakes were spattered throughout the whole article.

Be careful with that brush, you're spattering paint on / over the floor.

he heard a spatter of gunfire

The baby spattered the bib with food

She placed a cover over the pan so that the oil wouldn't spatter.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: spatter
he/she/it: spatters
present participle: spattering
past tense: spattered
past participle: spattered
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