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clutter Line breaks: clut|ter
Pronunciation: /ˈklʌtə/

Definition of clutter in English:


[with object]
Cover or fill (something) with an untidy collection of things: the room was cluttered with his bric-a-brac
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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.
litter, make untidy, make a mess of, mess up, throw into disorder, disarrange, jumble;
be strewn about, be scattered about
informal make a shambles of
literary bestrew


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1A collection of things lying about in an untidy state: the attic is full of clutter
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  • 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.
disorder, chaos, disarray, untidiness, mess, muddle, confusion, disorderliness;
state of confusion/untidiness;


Late Middle English: variant of dialect clotter 'to clot', influenced by cluster and clatter.

Words that rhyme with clutter

abutter, aflutter, butter, Calcutta, constructor, cutter, declutter, flutter, gutter, mutter, nutter, scutter, shutter, splutter, sputter, strutter, stutter, utter

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