Meaning of CLUTTER in English


I. clut ‧ ter 1 /ˈklʌtə $ -ər/ BrE AmE ( also clutter up ) verb [transitive]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Origin: clot ]

1 . to cover or fill a space or room with too many things, so that it looks very untidy:

Piles of books and papers cluttered his desk.

be cluttered (up) with something

The walls were cluttered with paintings and prints.

2 . to fill your mind with a lot of different things:

the everyday tasks that clutter our lives

—cluttered adjective

II. clutter 2 BrE AmE noun [singular, uncountable]

a large number of things that are scattered somewhere in an untidy way SYN junk

clutter of

the clutter of soaps, shampoos, and towels in the bathroom

Could you get rid of some of that clutter in your bedroom?

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.