throaty

adjective \ ˈthrō-tē \

Definition of throaty

throatier; throatiest
1 :uttered or produced from low in the throat
  • a throaty voice
2 :heavy, thick, and deep as if from the throat
  • throaty notes of a horn

throatily

play \ˈthrō-tə-lē\ adverb

throatiness

play \ˈthrō-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of throaty in a Sentence

  1. had a bad cold and a throaty cough to go with it

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First Known Use of throaty

1647


THROATY Defined for English Language Learners

throaty

adjective

Definition of throaty for English Language Learners

  • of a sound : deep or rough : made in the back of the throat


THROATY Defined for Kids

throaty

adjective \ ˈthrō-tē \

Definition of throaty for Students

throatier; throatiest
:uttered or produced in deep low tones
  • a throaty whisper


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