sore throat


: pain in the throat due to inflammation of the fauces and pharynx

Examples of sore throat in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sore throat was in 1629

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“Sore throat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

sore throat

: a throat that is painful because of inflammation

Medical Definition

sore throat

: painful throat due to inflammation of the fauces and pharynx

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