(noun, verb)


1. the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively

- he heard a spatter of gunfire

Similar word(s): spattering, splatter, splattering, splutter, sputter, sputtering

Definition categories: event, noise

2. the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface

Similar word(s): spattering, splash, splashing, splattering

Definition categories: act, painting


1. dash a liquid upon or against

Similar word(s): plash, splash, splatter, splosh, swash

Definition categories: contact, disperse, dot, dust, scatter, sprinkle

2. rain gently

Similar word(s): patter, spit, sprinkle

Definition categories: weather, rain

3. spot, splash, or soil

- The baby spattered the bib with food

Similar word(s): bespatter

Definition categories: contact, blob, blot, fleck, spot

Sentences with spatter as a verb:

- When my wet chihuahua shook himself, I was spattered with smelly water.