helter-skelter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “helter-skelter” in the English Dictionary

"helter-skelter" in British English

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uk   /ˌhel.təˈskel.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚˈskel.t̬ɚ/
quickly and in all ​directions: People were ​screaming and ​running helter-skelter down the ​steps to ​escape the ​flames.

helter-skelternoun [C]

uk   /ˌhel.təˈskel.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚˈskel.t̬ɚ/ UK
a ​tallstructure at a ​fair that you ​slide down and around for ​enjoyment
(Definition of helter-skelter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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helter-skelteradjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈhel·tərˈskel·tər/
hurried and not ​organized: People were ​running helter-skelter out of the ​building.
(Definition of helter-skelter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “helter-skelter”
in Spanish atropelladamente, a la desbandada…
in Vietnamese tán loạn, hỗn loạn…
in Malaysian lintang-pukang…
in Thai ตะลีตะลาน…
in French en désordre…
in German holterdiepolter, schell…
in Chinese (Simplified) 忙乱地,混乱地…
in Indonesian kalut…
in Chinese (Traditional) 忙亂地,混亂地…
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