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Pronunciation: /ˈklʌmpi

adjective (clumpier, clumpiest)

  • 1 (also clompy) (clompier, clompiest) British (Of shoes or boots) heavy and inelegant: opaque tights and clumpy shoes
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    • 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: ultraviolet radiation penetrates the clumpy clouds
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    • 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.

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