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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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)blob, blot, fleck, spot

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