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1. A heap or assemblage of things lying in confusion; a word of domestic application.

He saw what a clutter there was with huge pots, pans and spits.

2. Noise; bustle. [This sense seems allied to clatter, but it is not the sense of the word in noun England.]

CLUTTER, verb transitive To crowd together in disorder; to fill with things in confusion; as, to clutter a room; to clutter the house.

CLUTTER, verb intransitive To make a bustle, or fill with confusion.

[The English lexicographers explain this word by noise and bustle; but probably by mistake.]