Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

splash

 - definitions and thesaurus
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun [countable] splash pronunciation in British English /splæʃ/ 
Word Forms
Close
singularsplash
pluralsplashes
  1. 1
    the sound of liquid hitting something, or the sound of something falling into a liquid

    He lost his balance and fell with a splash into the canal.

    the splash of rain on the street

  2. 2
    a mark made by a liquid splashing

    a splash of sauce on his sleeve

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of splash
  3. 3
    a small amount of one liquid that is added to another

    coffee with a splash of cream

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of splash
    1. a.
      a small amount of bright colour

      splashes of red

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of splash

phrase

likebait

web content which is specifically intended to make Facebook users click the 'Like' button associated with it

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

Grexit

the possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog