Definition of clunky
: clumsy in style, form, or execution a clunky thriller clunky earrings
Examples of clunky in a Sentence
I drive a clunky old station wagon.
His act was full of clunky one-liners.
Recent Examples of clunky from the Web
Yet the song's clunky electro-pop sound and heavy Auto-Tune use felt a lot like 2NE1 -- who had just made a majorly successful debut a year earlier -- and lacked a strong identity past its irresistible hook.
That speech—really a dialogue with Brockhart in the presence of the rest of the dudes—was as clunky as faux-prestige-TV writing gets.
They were designed for companies with hallways and private offices, hundreds of filing cabinets, scores of clunky machines and other space-taking relics of the pre-digital age.
Rio, however clunky her book’s characters and plotting can sometimes be, captures that, the exhilarating dummy immortality of youth.
The ones who are not as good end up with these complicated solutions that are way more clunky.
Last week, Cleveland for the first time released a clunky-but-functional online database where an address can be searched to see if the city has a record of a lead hazard.
In a clunky video introduction, the Collector (played by Benicio Del Toro) explains that the Guardians of the Galaxy — Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon — are his prized possessions.
Now the code is still flaky and the interfaces are very clunky.
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First Known Use of clunky
CLUNKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clunky for English Language Learners
: large and awkward in form or appearance
: old and not working well
: badly or awkwardly made or done
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