a lump in one's throat

Definition of a lump in one's throat

  1. :  a tight feeling in the throat that a person gets when about to start crying or when trying not to cry <The movie's final scene left me with a lump in my throat.>

Word by Word Definitions

lumpplay
  1. :  a piece or mass of indefinite size and shape

    :  aggregate, totality

    :  majority

  1. :  to group indiscriminately

    :  to make into lumps

    :  to make lumps on or in

  1. :  not divided into parts :  entire

  1. :  to put up with

throatplay
  1. :  the part of the neck in front of the spinal column

    :  the passage through the neck to the stomach and lungs

    :  voice

  1. :  to utter in the throat :  mutter

    :  to sing or enunciate in a throaty voice


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