- to fill or litter with things in a disorderly manner: All kinds of papers cluttered the top of his desk.
- British Dialect. to run in disorder; move with bustle and confusion.
- British Dialect. to make a clatter.
- to speak so rapidly and inexactly that distortions of sound and phrasing result.
- a disorderly heap or assemblage; litter: It's impossible to find anything in all this clutter.
- a state or condition of confusion.
- confused noise; clatter.
- an echo or echoes on a radar screen that do not come from the target and can be caused by such factors as atmospheric conditions, objects other than the target, chaff, and jamming of the radar signal.
Origin of clutter
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Examples from the Web for uncluttered
Here I could live in a way I could never afford to at home, from uncluttered surroundings to uncomplicated relationships.I Can’t Shake Hawaii: An Ode to Returning to Places You’ve Been Before
Debra A. Klein
October 7, 2013
Their greatest virtue is their uncluttered directness, their fluid mastery of well-researched detail.Becoming Gore Vidal: The Henry Adams of Our Age
August 4, 2012
The first ski resort opened in 1962 and the town, which now boasts an uncluttered 5,000 residents, followed four years later.Vail, Colorado: Skier's Paradise
January 15, 2011
The open, uncluttered design makes the objects the stars of the show.The Curator's Tale
July 7, 2010
She liked its fine Aubusson carpets, its lovely old rosewood and mahogany furniture, its uncluttered stateliness.The Purple Heights
Marie Conway Oemler
All this is white and uncluttered, like a hut in the fields in Andalusia, like the whitewashed portal of some garden in the south.Rosinante to the Road Again
John Dos Passos
- not having too many objects, details, etc
- (usually tr often foll by up) to strew or amass (objects) in a disorderly manner
- (intr) to move about in a bustling manner
- (intr) to chatter or babble
- a disordered heap or mass of objects
- a state of disorder
- unwanted echoes that confuse the observation of signals on a radar screen
Word Origin and History for uncluttered
1550s, "to collect in heaps," variant of clotern "to form clots, to heap on" (c.1400); related to clot (n.). Sense of "to litter" is first recorded 1660s. Related: Cluttered; cluttering.
1570s, "things lying in heaps or confusion," from clutter (v.); the "litter" sense is from 1660s.