Translation of cloy in Spanish:

cloy

empalagar, v.

Pronunciation /klɔɪ//klɔɪ/

intransitive verb

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    empalagar
    • There's the moist, sticky sensation on the tongue, as the gooey melting thickness cloys one's mouth irresistibly.
    • It did not result in the best pie - it was cloying and overly sweet.
    • The air hangs heavy, thick and impenetrable, as cloying and claustrophobic as incense.
    • Their romantic relationship is nicely developed, but not to the point where it becomes cloying.
    • But when the songs are less than first class they can sound cloying and too fussy.
    • The beat lilts rather than swings, and there's a sweetness about the melodies that can become cloying if you listen too much.
    • It breeds a corrupting self-awareness that cloys mind and heart alike.
    • This tale cloys today's palate: we miss the astringent irony which Thomas Hardy would have brought to circumstances like these.
    • He portrays Ken as both likable and convincing without making the characterization cloying.
    • This kind of singing cuts through the noise but can become cloying.
    • It's cloying to my ears, all this sweetness, all this oh-what-a-wonderful-couple-we-are.
    • The juice from grapes harvested at optimum ripeness for wine has a rather cloying sweetness which can overshadow the refreshing acidity.
    • You brushed past her gently on the way into the flat, and you almost tasted her perfume, so sickly sweet, so cloying.
    • No gentler moment has ever been captured, yet it isn't in the least sentimental or cloying.
    • He swallowed, the sweetness of the pancakes cloying and thick on his tongue.
    • The pit swirled down into oblivion, a thick, cloying miasma threatening to devour him if he drew too close to it.
    • What had felt so spirited and fresh back then feels disappointingly syrupy and cloying now.
    • That the nostalgic bent can lapse into cloying sentimentality is obvious.
    • He does not attempt to jazz things up with cloying camerawork and jarring technique in an effort to be stylish.
    • The story comes close to cloying, but never crosses the boundary.