throaty

adjective
\ 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

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Other Words from throaty

throatily \ ˈthrō-​tə-​lē How to pronounce throatily (audio) \ adverb
throatiness \ ˈthrō-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce throatiness (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 The 46-year-old Merry TubaChristmas is a feel-good holiday tradition that offers throaty brass instruments a rare chance to take center stage. Washington Post, "15 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 9 Dec. 2019 Talk less of Red's throaty voice ( an artistic choice inspired by Nyong'o's study of vocal disorders) or that plot twist at the end of the film. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Lupita Nyong’o Was So Good In Us That I Had To Unstan," 14 Jan. 2020 The 46-year-old Merry TubaChristmas is a feel-good holiday tradition that offers throaty brass instruments a rare chance to take center stage. Washington Post, "15 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 9 Dec. 2019 The throwback sound suits Lipa’s throaty vocals, which have grown more soulful since her catchy but faceless 2017 debut. Los Angeles Times, "From Selena Gomez to Grimes, 13 artists with 2020 albums we can’t wait to hear," 1 Jan. 2020 Seldovia is silent, save for the throaty cawing of a lonely raven. Harry Pearson, Condé Nast Traveler, "To Best Experience Alaska’s Burgeoning Local Food Movement, Go in Winter," 20 Dec. 2019 The 46-year-old Merry TubaChristmas is a feel-good holiday tradition that offers throaty brass instruments a rare chance to take center stage. Washington Post, "15 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 9 Dec. 2019 There’s also a new titanium muffler that still delivers a throaty exhaust note. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Red-carpet rockets: Is 500 hp now theadmission price to supercar club?," 30 Aug. 2019 The 46-year-old Merry TubaChristmas is a feel-good holiday tradition that offers throaty brass instruments a rare chance to take center stage. Fritz Hahn, Washington Post, "Holiday happenings," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of throaty

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of throaty was in 1647

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6 Feb 2020

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“Throaty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throaty. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for throaty

throaty

adjective
How to pronounce throaty (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of throaty

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

throaty

adjective
\ 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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