\ ˈthrō-tē How to pronounce throaty (audio) \
throatier; throatiest

Definition of throaty

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

Other Words from throaty

throatily \ ˈthrō-​tə-​lē How to pronounce throaty (audio) \ adverb
throatiness \ ˈthrō-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce throaty (audio) \ noun

Examples of throaty in a Sentence

had a bad cold and a throaty cough to go with it
Recent Examples on the Web But much like Thatcher, for whom Anderson assumed a quivering deep and throaty tone, the role was a physical one that required a great deal of voice work. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 1 Apr. 2022 Just as noteworthy is the V-6's revised exhaust note, which thrums more deeply than before and lends this big Lincoln an appropriately throaty voice that could (almost) be mistaken for a burbling V-8's. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 4 Mar. 2022 As if on cue, the Estonian psychologist, Alar, vomited into his bucket, setting off a domino effect of throaty purges around the room. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, 29 Apr. 2011 Metro Detroit’s Woodward Avenue, suburban twisties and country roads were suddenly full of spring songbirds: the sharp call of the Porsche flat-six, the gurgling growl of the Mustang V-8, the throaty bark of the Corvette. cleveland, 30 May 2020 Ease off the throttle and the engine is a different animal, sinking to a wavering, slightly throaty, but otherwise normal idle, at 700 rpm. Don Schroeder, Car and Driver, 25 May 2020 With the sweeping vista of the Alaska Range in the background, Monaco pulled back on his flight controls and his jet shot into the sky with a throaty roar and rattle. Dan Lamothe, Anchorage Daily News, 14 May 2020 Of course, the most common comment was how wonderful its throaty V-8 sounds. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 16 Mar. 2020 In limiting pollution, though, those devices typically lessen power, making the electricity plant less efficient and—as generations of teenage drivers know—the car less throaty off the line. Jeffrey Ball, Fortune, 16 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of throaty

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Throaty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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\ ˈthrō-tē How to pronounce throaty (audio) \
throatier; throatiest

Kids Definition of throaty

: uttered or produced in deep low tones a throaty whisper

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