[kluhng-kee] /ˈklʌŋ ki/
adjective, clunkier, clunkiest. Informal.
awkwardly heavy or clumsy:
clunky metal jewelry; clunky shoes.
adjective clunkier, clunkiest
making a clunking noise
(informal) ponderously ungraceful or unsophisticated: clunky boots
awkward or unsophisticated: then you guffaw at clunky dialogue
“blocky, ungraceful,” by 1968 (when it was the name of a style of women’s shoe), from clunk + -y (2). Related: Clunkily; clunkiness.
Blockish and ungraceful; stolidly unsophisticated: apair of clunkySonorabiker boots/ a clunkish magazine called Pick-Up Times/ The ads are so clunky and quaint that they transport one back to a seemingly more innocent consumer past (1970s+)
[kloo-nee; French kly-nee] /ˈklu ni; French klüˈni/ noun 1. a town in E France, N of Lyons: ruins of a Benedictine abbey. /ˈkluːnɪ; French klyni/ noun 1. a town in E central France: reformed Benedictine order founded here in 910; important religious and cultural centre in the Middle Ages. Pop: 4376 (1999)
noun 1. ivory-white bobbin lace made of strong linen or cotton thread. 2. a machine lace, usually of cotton, copied from it. noun 1. a strong heavy silk and cotton bobbin lace made at Cluny or elsewhere
[kloo-pee-id] /ˈklu pi ɪd/ noun 1. any of the Clupeidae, a family of chiefly marine, teleostean fishes, including the herrings, sardines, menhaden, and shad. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Clupeidae. /ˈkluːpɪɪd/ noun 1. any widely distributed soft-finned teleost fish of the family Clupeidae, typically having oily flesh, and including the herrings, sardines, […]
[kloo-pee-oid] /ˈklu piˌɔɪd/ adjective 1. resembling a fish of the family Clupeidae; clupeid. noun 2. a clupeoid fish. /ˈkluːpɪˌɔɪd/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Isospondyli (or Clupeiformes), a large order of soft-finned fishes, including the herrings, salmon, and tarpon noun 2. any fish belonging to the order Isospondyli