Meaning of splatter

splat•ter

Pronunciation: (splat'ur), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
  1. to splash and scatter upon impact: The paint splattered when I dropped the bucket.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of splattering.
  2. the quantity splattered: to wipe up a splatter of ketchup on the rug.
—adj.
  1. characterized by gory imagery: splatter films.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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