full-throat·​ed | \ ˈfu̇l-ˈthrō-təd How to pronounce full-throated (audio) \

Definition of full-throated

1a : produced or expressed with the full power of the voice : loud and powerful a full-throated cry Her supple voice can effortlessly move from an insinuating whisper to a full-throated roar to a clear, piping soprano …— Steven Mirkin
b : having a loud and powerful voice Early each morning we were assembled for drill, marching to the cadence of a full-throated Marine sergeant who had little use for us.— Lewis Thomas
2 : expressed with or characterized by unreserved enthusiasm or conviction full-throated support/criticism a full-throated supporter/critic a full-throated defense/endorsement of the government's policies When Elizabeth George's first novel, "A Great Deliverance," appeared early last year, it was greeted with the sort of full-throated acclaim that very few mystery debuts … manage to elicit from the American press.— Josh Rubins … [George] Gilder, whose 1984 book, The Spirit of Enterprise, ranks as the twentieth century's most full-throated celebration of entrepreneurship.— Thomas Frank

Other Words from full-throated

full-throatedly adverb
Everyone deplores violence, but some more full-throatedly than others. — William F. Buckley Jr.

First Known Use of full-throated

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Full-throated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full-throated. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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