Definition of clumpy in English:

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clumpy

Pronunciation: /ˈkləmpē/

adjective (clumpier, clumpiest)

1(Of shoes or boots) heavy and inelegant.
Example sentences
  • The girls share an awkward, boxy physical presence, highlighted by their penchant for vintage clothes and clompy boots.
  • Even in the cabaret shows you will see the girls in huge clumpy shoes and boots.
  • She was a gauche tomboy from the projects, in clumpy boots and combats.
2Forming or showing a tendency to form clumps.
Example sentences
  • Why, given its exceedingly smooth beginnings, is the universe so clumpy, on all scales from galaxies to galactic superclusters?
  • Sure enough, there was a huge shell of clumpy, hole-riddled gas that looked like a nearly dissipated planetary nebula.
  • The early Universe was smooth and homogenous, quite a contrast from the clumpy array of galaxies and clusters of galaxies observed today.

Words that rhyme with clumpy

bumpy, dumpy, frumpy, grumpy, humpy, jumpy, lumpy, plumpy, rumpy-pumpy, scrumpy, stumpy

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Syllabification: clump·y

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