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throat

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noun \ ˈthrōt \

Definition of throat

1 a (1) :the part of the neck in front of the spinal column
(2) :the passage through the neck to the stomach and lungs
b (1) :voice
(2) :the seat of the voice
2 :something resembling the throat especially in being an entrance, a passageway, a constriction, or a narrowed part: such as
a :the orifice of a tubular organ especially of a plant
b :the opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep
c :the part of a tennis racket that connects the head with the shaft
3 :the curved part of an anchor's arm where it joins the shank — see anchor illustration
at each other's throats
: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.

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Origin and Etymology of throat

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


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throat

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Definition of throat

transitive verb
1 :to utter in the throat :mutter
2 :to sing or enunciate in a throaty voice

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First Known Use of throat

circa 1611



THROAT Defined for English Language Learners

throat

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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 :the passage through the neck from the mouth to the stomach and lungs
  • a sore throat
2 :the front part of the neck on the outside

Medical Dictionary

throat

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noun \ ˈthrōt \

medical Definition of throat

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