In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- 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.
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