Share this entry

Share this page

spatter

Pronunciation: /ˈspætər; ˈspætə(r)/

Translation of spatter in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [mud/paint/blood] salpicar* it exploded and spattered oil over us explotó y nos salpicó de aceite a passing truck spattered mud onto my dress un camión que pasaba me salpicó el vestido de barro to spatter sth/sb with sth salpicar* algo/a algn de algo the wall was spattered with blood la pared estaba salpicada de sangre
    Example sentences
    • Various scorch marks and spattered blood let her know she had indeed missed something.
    • Someone tossed a melon-rind at Adriana's feet; drops of cool slime spattered her ankles.
    • He could feel the blood spattering his shoulder.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (stain) salpicadura (feminine), manchita (feminine) 1.2 (small amount) (no plural/sin plural) it's only a spatter of rain son solo unas gotitas or chispas a spatter of applause algunos aplausos aislados

Definition of spatter in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day guarura
f
conch shell …
Cultural fact of the day

Havana, Cuba has three daily newspapers. The best known is Granma(www.granma.cubaweb.cu), official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party. Trabajadores is published by the Cuban trade union movement, and the more lively Juventud Rebelde is aimed at a younger readership.