Simple Definition of cloying
: too sweet, pleasant, or emotional
Full Definition of cloying
: disgusting or distasteful by reason of excess <cloying sweetness>; also : excessively sweet or sentimental <a cloying romantic comedy>
Examples of cloying
After a while, the softness of his voice becomes cloying.
<the cloying sentiments of so many Mother's Day cards>
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