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splotch

Syllabification: splotch
Pronunciation: /spläCH
 
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informal

Definition of splotch in English:

noun

A daub, blot, or smear of something, typically a liquid: a splotch of red in a larger area of yellow
More example sentences
  • ‘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

[with object] (usually be splotched) Back to top  
Make a daub, blot, or smear on: a rag splotched with grease
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

splotchy

1
adjective
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.

Words that rhyme with splotch

blotch, botch, crotch, notch, outwatch, scotch, swatch, topnotch, watch

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