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Spatter vs. Splatter — What's the Difference?

Spatter vs. Splatter — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Spatter and Splatter

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Spatter

To scatter (a liquid, for example) in drops or small amounts
Spattered the paint on the canvas.
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Splatter

To spatter (a surface or object), especially to soil with splashes of liquid.
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Spatter

To spot, splash, or soil with drops or small amounts
The passing car spattered my pants with mud.
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Splatter

To cause (a liquid) to fall on a surface or object.
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Spatter

To strike or land on in a dispersed way
Rain spattered the pavement.
Apr 07, 2018
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Splatter

To spatter, especially to fall or strike something so as to cause splashes.
Apr 07, 2018

Spatter

To come forth in drops or small amounts
Hot grease spattered in all directions.
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Splatter

A splash of liquid.
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Spatter

To fall in a shower or make contact in a dispersed way, as rain or bullets.
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Splatter

Characterized by gory violence
Splatter films.
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Spatter

The act or an instance of spattering
A spatter of mud on his pants.
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Splatter

An uneven shape or mess created by something dispersing on impact.
He had a hard time cleaning up the paint splatters on the carpet.
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Spatter

A spattering sound
Awakened by the spatter of rain on the window.
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Splatter

A genre of gory horror.
Splatter film; splatter movie
Apr 07, 2018

Spatter

A drop or splash of something spattered
Spatters of paint on his shoes.
Apr 07, 2018

Splatter

Spurious emissions resulting from an abrupt change in a transmitted radio signal.
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Spatter

A small amount; a smattering
Just a spatter of praise.
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Splatter

(intransitive) To splash; to scatter; to land or strike in an uneven, distributed mess.
The drink splattered all over me, the table, and the floor when I knocked it over.
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Spatter

(transitive) To splash (someone or something) with small droplets.
When my wet chihuahua shook himself, I was spattered with smelly water.
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Splatter

(transitive) To cause (something) to splatter.
He splattered paint onto the wall.
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Spatter

To cover, or lie upon (something) by having been scattered, as if by splashing.
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Splatter

(transitive) To spatter (something or somebody).
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Spatter

(transitive) To distribute (a liquid) by sprinkling; to sprinkle around.
To spatter blood
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Splatter

To spatter; to splash.
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Spatter

To send out or disperse (something) as if in droplets.
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Splatter

The noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively;
He heard a spatter of gunfire
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Spatter

(intransitive) To send out small droplets; to splash in small droplets (on or against something).
Make sure the pieces of fish are dry before you put them into the hot oil so that it doesn’t spatter.
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Splatter

A small quantity of something moist or soft;
A dab of paint
A splatter of mud
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Spatter

To injure by aspersion; to defame.
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Splatter

Cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container;
Spill the milk
Splatter water
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Spatter

A spray or shower of droplets hitting a surface.
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Splatter

Dash a liquid upon or against;
The mother splashed the baby's face with water
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Spatter

A spot or spots of a substance spattered on a surface.
There was what looked like a spatter of blood on one wall.
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Spatter

The sound of droplets hitting a surface.
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Spatter

(figuratively) A burst or series of sounds resembling the sound of droplets hitting a surface.
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Spatter

(figuratively) A collection of objects scattered like droplets splashed onto a surface.
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Spatter

To sprinkle with a liquid or with any wet substance, as water, mud, or the like; to make wet of foul spots upon by sprinkling; as, to spatter a coat; to spatter the floor; to spatter boots with mud.
Upon any occasion he is to be spattered over with the blood of his people.
Apr 07, 2018

Spatter

To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around; as, to spatter blood.
Apr 07, 2018

Spatter

Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to throw out in a defamatory manner.
Apr 07, 2018

Spatter

To throw something out of the mouth in a scattering manner; to sputter.
That mind must needs be irrecoverably depraved, which, . . . tasting but once of one just deed, spatters at it, and abhors the relish ever after.
Apr 07, 2018

Spatter

The noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively;
He heard a spatter of gunfire
Apr 07, 2018

Spatter

The act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
Apr 07, 2018

Spatter

Dash a liquid upon or against;
The mother splashed the baby's face with water
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Spatter

Rain gently;
It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick
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Spatter

Spot, splash, or soil;
The baby spattered the bib with food
Apr 07, 2018

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