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clunky

Syllabification: clunk·y
Pronunciation: /ˈkləNGkē
 
/

Definition of clunky in English:

adjective (clunkier, clunkiest)

informal
1Awkwardly solid, heavy, and outdated: even last year’s laptops look clunky clunky brown shoes figurative surprisingly clunky comedy
More example sentences
  • I have to learn this old-fashioned clunky hardware.
  • They have created a keyboard that's clunky, loud and heavy.
  • Installed on a laptop, it takes the place of many pieces of antiquated and clunky video gear that were formerly needed to ensure high quality video recording.
2Making a clunking sound: clunky conveyor belts
More example sentences
  • Every sound is, at once, clunky and substantial.
  • Her nose twitched slightly as she walked forward, her clunky metal heels hitting the concrete with a sharp clicking sound.

Derivatives

clunkily

1
adverb

clunkiness

2
noun

Words that rhyme with clunky

chunky, flunkey, funky, hunky, junkie, junky, monkey, punky, spunky

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