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throat

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noun \ˈthrōt\

Definition of throat

  1. 1a (1) :  the part of the neck in front of the spinal column (2) :  the passage through the neck to the stomach and lungsb (1) :  voice (2) :  the seat of the voice

  2. 2 :  something resembling the throat especially in being an entrance, a passageway, a constriction, or a narrowed part: such asa :  the orifice of a tubular organ especially of a plantb :  the opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instepc :  the part of a tennis racket that connects the head with the shaft

  3. 3 :  the curved part of an anchor's arm where it joins the shank — see anchor illustration

at each other's throats

  1. :  in open and aggressive conflict

Examples of throat in a Sentence

  1. My throat was dry so I took a sip of water.

  2. He held a knife to her throat.

  3. His shirt was open at the throat.

  4. He grabbed her by the throat.

Origin and Etymology of throat

Middle English throte, from Old English; akin to Old High German drozza throat


First Known Use: before 12th century


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throat

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Definition of throat

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to utter in the throat :  mutter

  3. 2 :  to sing or enunciate in a throaty voice

Circa 1611

First Known Use of throat

circa 1611



THROAT Defined for English Language Learners

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throat

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noun \ˈthrōt\

Definition of throat for English Language Learners

  • : the tube inside the neck that leads to the stomach and lungs

  • : the front part of the neck


THROAT Defined for Kids

throat

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noun \ˈthrōt\

Definition of throat for Students

  1. 1 :  the passage through the neck from the mouth to the stomach and lungs a sore throat

  2. 2 :  the front part of the neck on the outside


Medical Dictionary

throat

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noun \ˈthrōt\

Medical Definition of throat

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

  2. 2:  the passage through the throat to the stomach and lungs containing the pharynx and upper part of the esophagus, the larynx, and the trachea



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