• (British) IPA: /ˈklʌtə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈklʌtɚ/, [ˈklʌɾɚ]


  1. (uncountable) A confused disordered jumble of things.
    • He saw what a clutter there was with huge, overgrown pots, pans, and spits.
  2. (uncountable) Background echoes, from clouds etc., on a radar or sonar screen.
  3. (countable) A group of cats; the collective noun for cats.
    • 2008, John Robert Colombo, The Big Book of Canadian Ghost Stories, Introduction
      Organizing ghost stories is like herding a clutter of cats: the phenomenon resists organization and classification.
  4. (obsolete) Clatter; confused noise.
    • 1835, William Cobbett, John Morgan Cobbett, James Paul Cobbett, Selections from Cobbett's political works (volume 1, page 33)
      It was then you might have heard a clutter: pots, pans and pitchers, mugs, jugs and jordens, all put themselves in motion at once […]
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  • Russian: помеха

clutter (clutters, present participle cluttering; past and past participle cluttered)

  1. To fill something with clutter#Noun|clutter.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To clot or coagulate, like blood.
  3. To make a confused noise; to bustle.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, The Goose
      It [the goose] cluttered here, it chuckled there.
  4. To utter words hurriedly, especially (but not exclusively) as a speech disorder (compare cluttering).
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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