Definition of splotch in English:

splotch

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Pronunciation: /splɒtʃ
 
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informal

noun

  • A daub, blot, or smear of something, typically a liquid: a splotch of red in a larger area of yellow
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    • ‘Beefman is a very confused guy,’ Irene says, staring at a splotch of spilled soy sauce that has dried to the table.
    • In doing so she got a splotch of flour on her forehead.
    • Within the modern ice box everything was well organized and not a splotch of food anywhere to be seen.

verb

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  • Make a daub, blot, or smear on: a rag splotched with grease
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    • Ugly purplish bruises were already splotching her wrist.
    • But then, even young girls do not fail to recognize a handsome face when they see one - even if it is splotched with black grease.
    • Wooden-slatted ‘windows’ hang on a structure of clear plastic that is splotched with colors; a huge scaffold sits nearby.

Derivatives

splotchy

adjective (splotchier, splotchiest)
More example sentences
  • He was staring at the brown splotchy ceiling, mulling over the events of that evening, when his door began to creak open.
  • It's good in some places, but the black levels often appear grey or splotchy.
  • His face was splotchy and wet and he whimpered when he looked me in the eye.

Origin

early 17th century: perhaps a blend of spot and obsolete plotch 'blotch'.

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