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

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Harris was the first Democrat in the Senate to co-sponsor Sanders’ legislation — which Warren and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker have also co-sponsored — and has been a full-throated supporter of the concept of Medicare for All. Tal Kopan,, "Kamala Harris unveils Medicare for All plan ahead of Democratic debate," 29 July 2019 Biden, meanwhile, is a full-throated supporter of the deal and voted to implement it in 1993. Alex Ward, Vox, "Trade, defense, and Israel: 2020 Democrats’ foreign policy flashpoints," 27 June 2019 In some states and districts, that means nominating full-throated advocates of single-payer health care, a $15 minimum wage and abolishing or at least overhauling the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Bill Barrow, The Seattle Times, "Jimmy Carter cautions Democrats not to scare off moderates," 11 Sep. 2018 That fell short of a full-throated endorsement, congressional officials noted. Author: Shane Harris, Anchorage Daily News, "Ratcliffe, Trump’s pick to lead US intelligence, faces headwinds in Congress," 30 July 2019 President Trump delivered a full-throated defense of his administration’s environmental record Monday, despite relaxing nationwide limits on air and water pollution and reversing course on US climate policy. Seung Min Kim,, "Trump defends environmental record that critics call disastrous," 8 July 2019 For all the contemporary athletes who have expressed their full-throated dismay with the sitting president and his policies, here’s a rare bit of public counterprogramming. Jon Wertheim,, "Colby Covington Loves Being the Enemy (and Wearing That Hat)," 1 Aug. 2019 The moment drew angry denunciations from the left and full-throated approval from Trump supporters., "Columbia Sportswear’s Boyle wades into national debate over race, immigration with rebuke of Trump," 19 July 2019 To fill the silence, someone sings a full-throated ballad. Michelle Tea, Harper's magazine, "Stonewall at Fifty," 22 June 2019

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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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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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