lumpy

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adjective \ˈləm-pē\

Definition of lumpy

lumpier

;

lumpiest

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

  2. 2 :  having a heavy clumsy appearance

  3. 3 :  uneven and often crude in style

lumpily

play \ˈləm-pə-lē\ adverb

lumpiness

play \ˈləm-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

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First Known Use of lumpy

circa 1706


LUMPY Defined for English Language Learners

lumpy

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adjective

Definition of lumpy for English Language Learners

  • : having lumps : full of lumps


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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