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.
- o·ver·clut·ter, verb (used with object)
- un·clut·ter, verb (used with object)
- un·clut·tered, adjective
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How to use clutter in a sentence
If you only need your monitor to be raised slightly, or if you really want a monitor stand to hide some of your sticky note clutter, this Satechi Aluminum Universal Unibody Monitor is a great choice.Home and office products that make sure-fire gifts | PopSci Commerce Team | October 8, 2020 | Popular-Science
For example, you can split two tabs to take up half of the browser window each, or stack them on top of each other to reduce clutter inside the app.
Learn more about our planet, gaze at stunning images, and wow your friends while keeping clutter to a minimum.Coffee table books that bring the wonders of our planet into your living room | PopSci Commerce Team | October 1, 2020 | Popular-Science
Also, 70% agree that subscribing to products and services frees people from the burden of ownership, including maintenance, clutter and declining value.‘A good job of retaining’: Publishers see subscription resilience as evidence of sticky coronavirus-cohorts grows | Lucinda Southern | September 30, 2020 | Digiday
When not in use, this wheel will fit nicely in the included storage base, which reduces clutter and extends the life of the blade.Pizza cutters that will get you the slice of your dreams | PopSci Commerce Team | September 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
Magazines are the only thing in my apartment that qualify as clutter.
Small wooden shacks filled with canned goods and phone cards clutter the sidewalks.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to Wynd, “Freddie Mercury once said he wanted to lead a Victorian life surrounded by exquisite clutter.”Dodo Bones and Kylie’s Poo: Inside London’s Strangest New Museum | Liza Foreman | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Using the above apps can cut out the clutter, get you the best deals right away, and streamline your travels.
Picking real targets from false targets and clutter is still down to operators.Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy | Bill Sweetman | May 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mayo noted that it was heaped full of spare cable and held the usual odds and ends of a clutter-box.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
They have been retained in the introductory section but were omitted from the main text to reduce visual clutter.Early English Meals and Manners | Various
There was a clutter of odds and ends of cargo that had been spilled from an upset surfboat the day before.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
The red-roofed buildings of Cavite lay out on the end of the sickle like a clutter of bleached bones cast up by the tide.Isle o' Dreams | Frederick F. Moore
That which was winsome was unwinding and a clutter a single clutter showed the black white.Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein | Gertrude Stein
British Dictionary definitions for clutter
(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
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