Synonyms of splash in English:



  • 1 splash your face with cool water
    sprinkle, spray, shower, splatter, slosh, slop, squirt; daub; wet
  • 3 waves splashed against the pier
    swash, wash, break, lap; dash, beat, lash, batter, crash, buffet
    literary plash
  • 5 the story was splashed across the front pages
    blazon, display, spread, plaster, trumpet, publicize
    informal splatter


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  • 3 a splash of color
    patch, burst, streak


make a splash

informal he always believed he would make a splash in Washington cause a sensationcause a stirattract attentiondraw attention to oneself/itselfget noticedmake an impressionmake an impact



If it's good enough for Yeats, it's good enough for all of us. Familiar to basket-weavers as a synonym for plait, it has also this sweet secondary meaning of both 'a small puddle' and 'stepping into a small puddle.' Gentler than a splash, and much more appealing.
Zadie Smith

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