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verb [intransitive] cloy pronunciation in British English /klɔɪ/
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present tense
present participlecloying
past tensecloyed
past participlecloyed
  1. to make you feel sick or annoyed by being too sweet or too pleasant
    The smell of her cheap perfume soon began to cloy.

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 cloy pronunciation in British English /ˈklɔɪɪŋ/ adjective
the film’s cloying sentimentality


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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