Meaning of “clutter” in the English Dictionary

"clutter" in British English

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clutternoun [ U ]

uk /ˈklʌt.ər/ us /ˈklʌt̬.ɚ/

(a lot of objects in) a state of being untidy:

Sorry about the clutter in the kitchen.
My desk is covered in/full of clutter.

clutterverb [ T ]

uk /ˈklʌt.ər/ us /ˈklʌt̬.ɚ/

to fill something in an untidy or badly organized way:

The kids always clutter the hall (up) with school bags and coats and stuff.
Every shelf is cluttered with ornaments.
figurative I try not to clutter (up) my mind with useless information.
adjective uk /ˈklʌt.əd/ us /ˈklʌt̬.ɚd/

a cluttered desk/room

(Definition of “clutter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clutter" in American English

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clutternoun [ U ]

us /ˈklʌt̬·ər/

a condition of disorder, or a lot of objects that are in a state of disorder:

The basement work area is filled with creative clutter.
verb [ T ] us /ˈklʌt̬·ər/

The family room was cluttered with toys.

(Definition of “clutter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"clutter" in Business English

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clutternoun [ U ]

uk /ˈklʌtər/ us

a large amount of confusing information:

We want our message to stand out among the clutter of advertising.

(Definition of “clutter” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)