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English noun: spatter

1. spatter (event) the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively


SamplesHe heard a spatter of gunfire.


Synonymsspattering, splatter, splattering, splutter, sputter, sputtering


Broader (hypernym)noise

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


Synonymsspattering, splash, splashing, splattering


Broader (hypernym)painting


English verb: spatter

1. spatter (contact) dash a liquid upon or against


SamplesThe mother splashed the baby's face with water.


Synonymsplash, splash, splatter, splosh, swash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)disperse, dot, dust, scatter, sprinkle


Narrower (hyponym)puddle, slosh, slosh around, slush, slush around

2. spatter (weather) rain gently


SamplesIt has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick.


Synonymspatter, pitter-patter, spit, sprinkle


Pattern of useIt is ----ing


Broader (hypernym)rain, rain down

3. spatter (contact) spot, splash, or soil


SamplesThe baby spattered the bib with food.


ExamplesThey spatter the bread with melted butter


Synonymsbespatter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blob, blot, fleck, spot









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