verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of cloy
OTHER WORDS FROM cloyo·ver·cloy, verb (used with object)un·cloyed, adjective
Words nearby cloy
Example sentences from the Web for cloy
Over-sentimental and apt to cloy, it is eminently poetical and full of melody.Masters of French Music|Arthur Hervey
The sweets of that sort of thing began to cloy, and I resolved upon immediate action.Summer Cruising in the South Seas|Charles Warren Stoddard
He feasted upon it to satiety as he did with everything else; never having learned not to cloy his appetite by over-feeding.When Knighthood Was in Flower|Charles Major
The natural result of all which was that I approached the story prepared for the stickiest of American cloy-fiction.
They cloy the ear, and the mind that has been made sensitive, desiring something of a finer type of stimulation.Adventures in the Arts|Marsden Hartley