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lumpy

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adjective \ˈləm-pē\

Simple Definition of lumpy

  • : having lumps : full of lumps

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lumpy

lumpier

lumpiest

  1. 1 a :  filled or covered with lumps b :  characterized by choppy waves

  2. 2 :  having a heavy clumsy appearance

  3. 3 :  uneven and often crude in style

lumpily

play \-pə-lē\ adverb

lumpiness

play \-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of lumpy in a sentence

  1. <the lumpy mashed potatoes were cold as well>

  2. <before painting, we had to sand the lumpy surface to make it smooth>



Circa 1706

First Known Use of lumpy

circa 1706


LUMPY Defined for Kids

lumpy

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adjective \ˈləm-pē\

Definition of lumpy for Students

lumpier

lumpiest

  1. :  having or full of lumps <a lumpy mattress>





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