Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Making or likely to make splashes.
  • adjective Covered with splashes of color.
  • adjective Attracting or intended to attract much notice; extravagant or ostentatious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of dirty water; wet; wet and muddy; plashy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of dirty water; wet and muddy, so as be easily splashed about; slushy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to making splashes or the sound of splashing.
  • adjective Showy, ostentatious.
  • adjective Splashed with color.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by ostentation but often tasteless
  • adjective characterized by water flying about haphazardly
  • adjective covered with patches of bright color

Etymologies

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splash +‎ -y

Examples

  • Promoted by what has been described as a splashy World AIDS Day event attended by three U. S. Presidents, business magnates and rock stars, this conclusion was based on the results of a study of 1,763 couples where only one of the partners tested positive for the HIV virus.

    Bruce A. Barron: Scientific Breakthroughs

  • Promoted by what has been described as a splashy World AIDS Day event attended by three U. S. Presidents, business magnates and rock stars, this conclusion was based on the results of a study of 1,763 couples where only one of the partners tested positive for the HIV virus.

    Bruce A. Barron: Scientific Breakthroughs

  • Hot on the heels of the news of Patrick McGoohan's death is the further news that Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV's "Fantasy Island," died Wednesday morning at his home, a city councilman said.

    R.I.P. Patrick McGoohan

  • Promoted by what has been described as a splashy World AIDS Day event attended by three U. S. Presidents, business magnates and rock stars, this conclusion was based on the results of a study of 1,763 couples where only one of the partners tested positive for the HIV virus.

    Bruce A. Barron: Scientific Breakthroughs

  • Promoted by what has been described as a splashy World AIDS Day event attended by three U. S. Presidents, business magnates and rock stars, this conclusion was based on the results of a study of 1,763 couples where only one of the partners tested positive for the HIV virus.

    Bruce A. Barron: Scientific Breakthroughs

  • USATODAY. com - Zur ousted by Frenchman in splashy finish

    USATODAY.com - Zur ousted by Frenchman in splashy finish

  • The boat passed rambling complexes of monasteries, their walls and roofs lit by the sun in splashy yellow shades.

    The Holy Mountain

  • The boat passed rambling complexes of monasteries, their walls and roofs lit by the sun in splashy yellow shades.

    The Holy Mountain

  • Mobile World Congress, Samsung launched its first Bada OS phone, the Wave, in what can only be described as a splashy event.

    Techworld.com News

  • On the eve of Mobile World Congress, Samsung launched its first Bada OS phone, the Samsung Wave, in what can only be described as a splashy event.

    PC Advisor News

Comments

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  • I think I should use this word more. I talk too often about glam parties and soirees to let it lie.

    March 3, 2010

  • Indeed! *dives in closet to look for sequinned boots*

    March 3, 2010