Word Of The Day – 8/10/14


WORD OF THE DAY


SPLATTER
/ˈsplætə(r)/

Meaning:
Verb
Splash with a liquid, typically a thick or viscous one.
Splash (a liquid) over a surface or object.
(INFORMAL) Prominently or sensationally publish (a story) in a newspaper.

Noun
A spot or trail of a thick or viscous liquid splashed over a surface or object.
(INFORMAL) Denoting or referring to films featuring many violent and gruesome deaths.

Usage:
Verb
A passing cart rolled by, splattering him with mud.
She wiped the splattered blood from her face.
(INFORMAL)The story is splattered over pages two and three.

Noun
Each puddle we crossed threw a splatter of mud on the windshield.
(INFORMAL)He started out making no-budget splatter films, only to go on to helm one of the most successful cinematic trilogies of all time.

Pronunciationhttp://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/splatter


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


TONGUE IN CHEEK

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Meaning:
Speaking or writing in an ironic or insincere way.
If you say something tongue in cheek, what you have said is a joke, although it might seem to be serious.

Usage:
He always speaks tongue-in-cheek, he never takes things seriously.
Ann made a tongue-in-cheek remark to John, and he got mad because he thought she was serious.
The play seemed very serious at first, but then everyone saw that it was tongue-in-cheek, and they began laughing.