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Dictionary Definition

splashy adj
1 marked by conspicuous display; "a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet"; "a splashy half-page ad" [syn: showy]
2 covered patchily; often used in combination; "waves dabbled with moonlight"; "a blood-spattered room"; "gardens splashed with color"; "kitchen walls splattered with grease" [syn: dabbled, spattered, splashed, splattered] [also: splashiest, splashier]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Relating to making splashes or the sound of splashing.
  2. Showy, ostentatious.
    His splashy car was supposed to show his wealth, instead it showed his poor taste.
  3. Splashed with color.

Extensive Definition

Splashy is a splash screen program for Unix-like computer operating systems (OSes), such as Linux and FreeBSD.
Splashy was designed to replace Bootsplash. Unlike Bootsplash, it runs completely in userspace and therefore doesn't require any patches to the OS kernel. It is hosted by the Alioth project, and there are deb packages of it.


Splashy supports many advanced features such as TrueType2 fonts, animation, alpha channel transparency and full Linux Standards Base support. Splashy uses XML in its configuration files.


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