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
But spraying naled or other poisons is a clunky, dangerous and ineffective solution to a persisting problem.
Cross-sport comparisons are clunky, but this is at least a little like a 346-pound defensive tackle catching and throwing touchdowns.
State attempts to tap YouTube’s popularity often come off as clunky, such as a recent music video discouraging young people from going to protests.
The iOS 9-era multitasking features (nearly untouched in iOS 10) feel clunky and anachronistic two years in, especially with foreknowledge of the altogether more natural and macOS-esque improvements that are coming in a few short months.
Boutella is a striking presence, but almost everything else about the movie proves clunky, including most of the attempts in the feeble script to establish Nick's roguish charm.
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.
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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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