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clutter

Syllabification: clut·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈklədər
 
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Definition of clutter in English:

noun

1A collection of things lying about in an untidy mass: the attic is full of clutter
More example sentences
  • I don't suppose I'll use the extra space much other than simply collect twice as much clutter as before.
  • Overall, the house is much less full of clutter.
  • We also found general clutter and miscellaneous obstructions, including cooling lines laid across the floors.
1.1 [in singular] An untidy state: the room was in a clutter of smelly untidiness
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  • I keyed into the clutter and the chaos, taking a more abstract expressionist approach, filling the frame with lots of junk while trying to maintain some order.
  • In the recent past, various campaign groups, celebrity commentators and the media have raised protests against the clutter and chaos of England's streets.
  • Much as I hate to admit it, I actually miss the noise and the chaos and the clutter.
Synonyms
mess, jumble, litter, heap, tangle, muddle, hodgepodge
litter, rubbish, junk

verb

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Crowd (something) untidily; fill with clutter: his apartment was cluttered with paintings and antiques luggage cluttered up the hallway
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  • The trailer was cluttered with the mess of three guys trapped in a small space for a week.
  • Filling our houses with things that we don't need clutters our homes and is putting a severe strain on natural resources.
  • There were also always lots of bicycles cluttering the hall.
Synonyms
litter, mess up, disarrange;
be strewn, be scattered
literary bestrew

Origin

late Middle English (as a verb): variant of dialect clotter 'to clot', influenced by cluster and clatter.

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