What is another word for splatter?

Pronunciation: [splˈatə] (IPA)

Splatter refers to the act of throwing or spreading something all over a surface without any particular pattern or control. Synonyms for splatter include spatter, scatter, sprinkle, spray, splatter, trickle, and squirt. Spatter and scatter can be used to indicate the spread of liquids or particles. Sprinkle and trickle imply a gentler form of distribution and are commonly used in reference to sprinkling water or sugar on food. Spray and squirt suggest more forceful and concentrated discharge of liquid or particles, such as in the case of a water hose or a squirt gun. Overall, these synonyms offer a range of descriptive options when referring to the act of spreading or splattering.

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What are the hypernyms for Splatter?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for splatter?

Splatter refers to an action in which a substance, often liquid, is thrown or scattered around in an uneven or messy way. Antonyms for this word include words that represent the opposite of this action. Some of the antonyms for splatter include words like tidy, neat, clean, ordered, organized, arranged, and systematized. These words represent a sense of control and precision, rather than a sense of chaos or messiness. Using these antonyms can help to create a clearer picture of what is happening in a scene or situation, and can also help to shift the tone or mood of a piece of writing.

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Usage examples for Splatter

They splatter into the shallows, drink daintily, shake out small showers over their perfect coats, and melt away again into the scrub, preening and pranking, with soft contented noises.
"The Land Of Little Rain"
Mary Hunter Austin
A great splatter of hoof-beats came from down the pike, sounding like the vomitings of a Gatling gun.
"Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course"
W. B. M. Ferguson
The wheels flung segments of mud into the air, but the horses drove ahead sullenly, almost desperately, unmindful of the splash and splatter of mud and water.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly"
Hamlin Garland

Famous quotes with Splatter

  • In infancy I was afraid of the dark, which I peopled with all sorts of things; but my grandfather cured me of that by daring me to walk through certain dark parts of the house when I was 3 or 4 years old. After that, dark places held a certain fascination for me. But it is in that I have known the real clutch of stark, hideous, maddening, paralysing . My infant nightmares were classics, & in them there is not an abyss of agonising cosmic horror that I have not explored. I don't have such dreams now—but the memory of them will never leave me. It is undoubtedly from them that the darkest & most gruesome side of my fictional imagination is derived. At the ages of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 I have been whirled through formless abysses of infinite night and adumbrated horrors as black & as seethingly sinister as any of our friend Fafhrd's [a nickname Lovecraft used for Fritz Leiber] "splatter-stencil" triumphs. That's why I appreciate such triumphs so keenly, Many a time I have awaked in shrieks of panic, & have fought desperately to keep from sinking back into sleep & its unutterable horrors. At the age of six my dreams became peopled with a race of lean, faceless, rubbery, winged things to which I applied the home-made name of . Night after night they would appear in exactly the same form—& the terror they brought was beyond any verbal description. Long decades later I embodied them in one of my pseudo-sonnets, which you may have read. Well—after I was 8 all these things abated, perhaps because of the scientific habit of mind which I was acquiring (or trying to acquire). I ceased to believe in religion or any other form of the supernatural, & the new logic gradually reached my subconscious imagination. Still, occasional nightmares brought recurrent touches of the ancient fear—& as late as 1919 I had some that I could use in fiction without much change. is a literal dream transcript. Now, in the sere & yellow leaf (I shall be 47 in August), I seem to be rather deserted by stark horror. I have nightmares only 2 or 3 times a year, & of these none even approaches those of my youth in soul-shattering, phobic monstrousness. It is fully a decade & more since I have known in its most stupefying & hideous form. And yet, so strong is the impress of the past, I shall never cease to be fascinated by as a subject for aesthetic treatment. Along with the element of cosmic mystery & outsideness, it will always interest me more than anything else. It is, in a way, amusing that one of my chief interests should be an emotion whose poignant extremes I have never known in waking life!
    H. P. Lovecraft

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