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hel·ter-skel·ter

helter-skelter

 
pronunciation:
hel tr skel tr
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in a hurried, confused manner; recklessly.
The crowd rushed helter-skelter out of the burning building.
definition 2: in a disorderly, haphazard manner.
The frightened horses ran helter-skelter.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: hurried and confused; reckless.
The out-numbered soldiers made a helter-skelter retreat.
definition 2: haphazard and disordered.
There's a helter-skelter collection of boxes and old furniture in the basement.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a jumbled disorder; confused mess.
a helter-skelter of frantic activity
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