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

Definition of throated

1 : having a throat especially of a specified kind usually used in combination a ruby-throated hummingbird
2 : making a specified kind of sound from the throat usually used in combination … the deep-throated growls and barks of a determined German shepherd.— Dick Francis

Examples of throated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Juvenile ruby-throated hummingbirds are coming to feeders with sugar water. Jim Gilbert, Star Tribune, 22 July 2021 And the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine now give full-throated support to COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters., 7 Nov. 2021 The lack of full-throated support from a fair number of City Hall players, the observers said, left Janey without the traditional backbone her predecessors built their campaign apparatus on., 21 Sep. 2021 With the rise of fascism, Mann’s ambivalent acceptance of democracy became full-throated support. New York Times, 17 Sep. 2021 In response, the White House issued full-throated support for Milley on Wednesday. Katie Bo Williams And Jeremy Herb, CNN, 15 Sep. 2021 Then, in September, warbler species such as Black-throated Blue Warblers and Blackburnian Warblers will also start to pass through Indiana. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Aug. 2021 Canada’s major political parties, including the opposition Conservatives, joined early in full-throated support of mass vaccination. Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2021 Biles’s teammates, the people most affected by her decision, all shared their full-throated support on Instagram as well. Sarah Spelling, Vogue, 28 July 2021

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First Known Use of throated

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of throated was circa 1530

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27 Nov 2021

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“Throated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of throated

: making a certain kind of sound from the throat
: having a throat of a certain kind or color


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