clear one's throat

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of clear one's throat

:to make a noise in the throat for attention or to be able to speak more clearly
  • He cleared his throat and began to speak.

Word by Word Definitions

clear play
  1. : bright, luminous

  2. : cloudless

  3. : free from mist, haze, or dust

  1. : in a clear manner

  2. : all the way

  1. : to make clear or translucent

  2. : to free from pollution or cloudiness

  3. : to free from accusation or blame : exonerate, vindicate

  1. : a clear space or part

  2. : a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton

throat play
  1. : the part of the neck in front of the spinal column

  2. : the passage through the neck to the stomach and lungs

  3. : voice

  1. : to utter in the throat : mutter

  2. : to sing or enunciate in a throaty voice


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