from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Clumsy in form or manner; awkward: clunky high-heel shoes.
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- adj. Ungainly; awkward; inelegant; cumbersome.
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- adj. lacking grace in movement or posture
- adj. making a clunking sound
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The mythos upon which this movie hangs is admittedly a tad clunky from a Western standpoint - though it makes for a perfectly serviceable Eastern legend.
You HATE the book, or the first sentence has glaring grammatical errors, or the whole point of the book is obtuse and lost in clunky prose.
Cheryl says it is a little bit "clunky" -- access is not so fast, however, it is a growing free tool for very young children.
The hardware design felt "clunky" -- especially the flimsy-feeling sliding of the touchscreen, needed to reveal the keyboard underneath.
“One Last Dance” is a wimpy ballad that owes its melody to Natalie Cole’s “Miss You Like Crazy”, but Alyssa’s voice has a certain clunky appeal.
I recall the clunky, ugly pages I wrought through those lessons — it gave me a feeling of power not dissimilar to my 1979 experiments with a ...
I recall the clunky, ugly pages I wrought through those lessons — it gave me a feeling of power not dissimilar to my 1979 experiments with a TI-99 running BASIC, when I commanded the ones and zeroes to:
The thing about the Kindle is that it is quite clunky, which is perhaps an odd thing to say about a product so new on the market.
And it's designed to do it more effectively than smartphones and laptops, as well as the current generation of netbooks and tablets, which Jobs described as clunky -- slow, with low-quality displays, and, of course, running a non-Apple operating system and software designed for personal computers rather than mobile devices.
When Elling sings a standard ballad, he'll add new layers of melody and rhythm in his phrasing, and he'll even tweak a clunky lyric.