clut|ter|y

clut|ter|y
clut|ter|y «KLUHT uhr ee», adjective.
somewhat cluttered or disordered: »

We have seen heavy, cluttery pieces [of writing], with faults clinging to them like barnacles, lifted out of their trouble by the accurate fire of the grammarian (New Yorker).


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  • clut|ter — «KLUHT uhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a number of things scattered or left in disorder; litter; confusion: »It was hard to find the lost pen in the clutter of his desk. 2. a confused noise; loud clatter; hubbub. 3. images of interference on radar:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|clut|ter — «uhn KLUHT uhr», transitive verb. to make uncluttered; make neat: »Our purpose is…to unclutter the landscape (Atlantic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • clut — clut·ter·er; clut·ton s; clut·ter; …   English syllables

  • ter — ter; ter·a·con·ic; ter·a·cryl·ic; ter·a·glin; ter·aph; ter·as; ter·a·tism; ter·a·to·genesis; ter·a·to·gen·ic; ter·a·to·log·i·cal; ter·a·tol·o·gist; ter·a·tol·o·gy; ter·a·to·ma; ter·a·to·sis; ter·bi·um; ter·centennial; ter·centesimal; ter·ce·ron;… …   English syllables

  • clutter — clut·ter …   English syllables

  • clutterer — clut·ter·er …   English syllables

  • clutter — clut|ter1 [ klʌtər ] noun uncount the mess created when there are too many things in a place clutter clut|ter 2 [ klʌtər ] or ,clutter up verb transitive often passive to put too many things in a place so that it looks messy: His bedroom was… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clutter — clut•ter [[t]ˈklʌt ər[/t]] v. t. 1) to fill or litter with things in a disorderly manner: Newspapers cluttered the living room[/ex] 2) brit. Dial. to bustle 3) a disorderly heap or assemblage; litter 4) a confused state 5) elm elo echoes on a… …   From formal English to slang

  • cluttering — A speech disorder usually occurring in childhood characterized by abnormally rapid rate, disturbed fluency, erratic rhythm, and poor articulation that makes it difficult to understand the speaker. * * * clut·ter·ing klət ə riŋ n a speech defect… …   Medical dictionary

  • Clutter — Clut ter, n. [Cf. W. cludair heap, pile, cludeirio to heap.] 1. A confused collection; hence, confusion; disorder; as, the room is in a clutter. [1913 Webster] He saw what a clutter there was with huge, overgrown pots, pans, and spits. L Estrange …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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