Pronunciation: (spat'ur),[key] —v.t. 1. to scatter or dash in small particles or drops: The dog spattered mud on everyone when he shook himself. 2. to splash with something in small particles: to spatter the ground with water. 3. to sprinkle or spot with something that soils or stains.
—v.i. 1. to send out small particles or drops, as falling water: rain spattering on a tin roof. 2. to strike a surface in or as in a shower, as bullets.
—n. 1. the act or the sound of spattering: the spatter of rain on a roof. 2. a splash or spot of something spattered.