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cloven Line breaks: clo¦ven
Pronunciation: /ˈkləʊv(ə)n/

Definition of cloven in English:


past participle of cleave1.


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Split or divided in two.
Example sentences
  • Only the thigh-length, brown and white goatskin boots with cloven toes offer any indication that here sits the most outlandish, controversial female musician of her generation.
  • Testiness mixes with vanity when he reminds Ariel that it was ‘mine art ‘that released him from the cloven pine.’
  • What the ex-policeman takes for boredom, though, is the stillness of a serpent as its cloven tongue tastes the scent in the breeze.

Words that rhyme with cloven

interwoven, woven
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