Definition of lumpy in English:


Syllabification: lump·y
Pronunciation: /ˈləmpē

adjective (lumpier, lumpiest)

  • 1Full of or covered with lumps: he lay on the lumpy mattress
    More example sentences
    • Half-hidden under the lumpy covers was a creature of indeterminate size, his head turned away from the door.
    • Imagine two roads: one smooth, well-paved, well-maintained, the other lumpy and full of cracks and pits.
    • Right in front of my nose a canvass blanket covered a lumpy pile.
  • 1.1 Nautical (Of water) formed by the wind into small waves: a large lumpy sea
    More example sentences
    • Calmer patches on the way to Claife and Adelaide drew the fleet together before Five pulled away from Kiffs and Zephyr in the lumpy waters of Millerground Bay.
    • The wind had dropped but the sea was lumpy and Cuban boats aren't designed for it.
    • Just an hour out of Port Taranaki, the sea was a bit lumpy, but bearable.



More example sentences
  • But oatmeal sits, however lumpily, at the cutting edge of a revolution in the way we think about food.
  • Almost a century later, the chapter house was rebuilt, though rather lumpily, re-using some original stonework.
  • I wore a black unitard with a lumpily stuffed black pantyhose leg pinned to my backside.


More example sentences
  • Blood spurted; half a pint was collected in a gourd, which was vigorously stirred to prevent lumpiness and the sticky stick passed to an ecstatic child like mummy's cake spoon.
  • Right before and during your period, hormone levels rise, causing tenderness and even fluctuations in size and lumpiness.
  • Possible side effects include blistering, soreness, lumpiness and allergic reactions such as rashes.

More definitions of lumpy

Definition of lumpy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
a slit made by cutting with a saw