throat·​ed ˈthrō-təd How to pronounce throated (audio)
: having a throat especially of a specified kind
usually used in combination
a ruby-throated hummingbird
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Getting the subjunctive mood involved doesn’t sound like full-throated approval. Vulture, 6 May 2022 The project follows her 2020 album, Plastic Hearts, a full-throated return to rock. Vulture, 12 Jan. 2023 Dishes like northern-style laap sausage; pollock in a sour curry; or glass noodles baked with pork belly and crab in a clay pot are excellent and full-throated spicy. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 9 Jan. 2023 That note amounts to a quibble, though, with a film that brings a full-throated roar to celebrating theatrical movie-going as a singular experience, practically daring the viewer to resist its muscularity and power. Brian Lowry, CNN, 13 Dec. 2022 Wave had no problem handling full-throated melodies that are pop not in the way rap has subsumed culture, but pop in the sense of being familiar and approachable. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2022 The comedic duo was possessed with not-even-joking fear about the prospect of full-throated singing and dancing. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2022 The streets recently have felt far more dangerous for everybody, and the city needs a full-throated response. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Nov. 2022 The Golden Eagles defense was also worthy of full-throated praise. Ben Steele, Journal Sentinel, 7 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of throated was circa 1530

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Cite this Entry

“Throated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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