Definition of cloy in English:


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Pronunciation: /klɔɪ


[with object] (usually as adjective cloying)



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  • Many have seen the work as escapist or cloyingly sentimental.
  • This, however, tasted the way squid should - it was delicately marinated, rather than cloyingly covered in soy sauce, and had the texture of beautifully done scallops rather than over-cooked inner tubes.
  • The public perception of these wines as a whole is that they are cloyingly sweet, a perception has that damaged the grape's image no matter where it is produced.


late Middle English: shortening of obsolete accloy 'stop up, choke', from Old French encloyer 'drive a nail into', from medieval Latin inclavare, from clavus 'a nail'.

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