splatter
I. verb Etymology: probably blend of splash and spatter Date: 1785 transitive verb spatter intransitive verb to scatter or fall in or as if in drops II. noun Date: 1819 spatter, splash III. adjective Date: 1980 characterized by extreme or excessive gore or violence <
a splatter movie
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  • splatter — /ˈsplatter, ingl. ˈsplætə(r)/ [dall ingl. to splatter «schizzare»] s. m. inv.; anche agg. CFR. pulp …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Splatter — Splat ter, v. i. & t. To spatter; to splash. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splatter — (v.) 1784, but earlier in splatterdash (1772), perhaps a blend of spatter and splash …   Etymology dictionary

  • splatter — [v] splash bespatter, douse, drench, drown, get wet, moisten, plunge, shower, slosh, soak, sop, spatter, spray, sprinkle, squirt, wet; concepts 222,256 …   New thesaurus

  • splatter — ► VERB ▪ splash with a sticky or viscous liquid. ► NOUN 1) a splash of a sticky or viscous liquid. 2) (before another noun ) informal (of a film or genre of film) featuring many violent and gruesome deaths. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • splatter — [splat′ər] n., vt., vi. [altered (infl. by SPLASH) < SPATTER] spatter or splash …   English World dictionary

  • Splatter — Als Splatter bezeichnet man eine Art des Horrorfilms, bei der die Darstellung von exzessiver Gewalt und Blut im Vordergrund steht. Der Begriff Splatter ist eine Amalgamierung, die sich aus den englischen Wörtern to splash und to spatter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • splatter — splat·ter agg.inv., s.m. e f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} 1. s.m.inv., genere cinematografico, letterario o fumettistico caratterizzato da scene o racconti particolarmente violenti e raccapriccianti | agg.inv., relativo a tale genere: film,… …   Dizionario italiano

  • splatter — UK [ˈsplætə(r)] / US [ˈsplætər] verb Word forms splatter : present tense I/you/we/they splatter he/she/it splatters present participle splattering past tense splattered past participle splattered a) [intransitive/transitive] if a liquid splatters …   English dictionary

  • splatter — /splat euhr/, v.t., v.i. 1. to splash and scatter upon impact: The paint splattered when I dropped the bucket. n. 2. an act or instance of splattering. 3. the quantity splattered: to wipe up a splatter of ketchup on the rug. adj. 4. characterized …   Universalium

  • splatter — splat|ter [ˈsplætə US ər] v [I always + adverb/preposition, T] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Probably from splash + spatter] if liquid splatters somewhere, or if someone splatters it, it falls or is thrown onto a surface = ↑spatter splatter sth with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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