splat·ter / ˈsplatər/ • v. [tr.] splash with a sticky or viscous liquid: a passing cart rolled by, splattering him with mud. ∎ splash (such a liquid) over a surface or object. ∎ [intr.] (of such a liquid) splash: heavy droplets of rain splatter onto the windshield. ∎ inf. prominently or sensationally publish (a story) in a newspaper: the story is splattered over pages two and three.• n. 1. a spot or trail of a sticky or viscous liquid splashed over a surface or object: each puddle we crossed threw a splatter of mud on the windshield.2. [as adj.] inf. denoting or referring to films featuring many violent and gruesome deaths: a splatter movie.