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clutter

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verb clut·ter \ˈklə-tər\

Definition of clutter

chiefly dialect

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to run in disorder

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to fill or cover with scattered or disordered things that impede movement or reduce effectiveness <a room cluttered with toys> —often used with up

Examples of clutter in a sentence

  1. The garage was cluttered with tools.

  2. Try to avoid cluttering your desk with books and papers.

Origin and Etymology of clutter

Middle English clotteren to clot, from clot


First Known Use: 1556


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clutter

noun clut·ter

Definition of clutter

  1. 1 a :  a crowded or confused mass or collection b :  things that clutter a place

  2. 2 :  interfering radar echoes caused by reflection from objects (as on the ground) other than the target

  3. 3 chiefly dialect :  disturbance, hubbub


CLUTTER Defined for English Language Learners

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clutter

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verb clut·ter \ˈklə-tər\

Definition of clutter for English Language Learners

  • : to fill or cover (something) with many things : to fill or cover (something) with clutter


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clutter

noun clut·ter

Definition of clutter for English Language Learners

  • : a large amount of things that are not arranged in a neat or orderly way : a crowded or disordered collection of things


CLUTTER Defined for Kids

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clutter

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verb clut·ter \ˈklə-tər\

Definition of clutter for Students

cluttered

cluttering

  1. :  to fill or cover with scattered things


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clutter

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noun clut·ter

Definition of clutter for Students

  1. :  a collection of scattered things



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