\ ˈthrō-tē \
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 \ adverb
throatiness \ ˈthrō-​tē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of throaty in a Sentence

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

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Willis mastered her comparably sweeter, more refined voice long ago, so each throaty exhortation hits with great impact. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Sarah Shook and Kelly Willis essay different strains of disaffection with no-good lovers," 21 June 2018 What many people remember is her laugh, a throaty cackle that was all spirit and no spite. John Wilkens,, "Jane Clifford Mickler, longtime Union-Tribune editor, columnist, dies at 69 from cancer," 18 June 2018 The Aston Martin Rapide AMR is lower, more powerful and throatier than its racing stripe-less counterparts. Hannah Elliott,, "Aston Martin’s $240,000 Rapide is still not as fast as a Tesla," 15 June 2018 Lots of singers have great pitch and rhythm, but few have a vocal range that reaches from the soprano stratosphere to a throaty mezzo sound and a deep, warm croon — and all focused, colorful and pure. Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Audra McDonald gives a passionate, moving performance with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra," 7 June 2018 The hum of the crowd was broken rhythmically by the throaty sound of guns being charged and the sharp click of firing pins. Ashley Gilbertson, New York Times, "Inside the N.R.A. Convention," 9 May 2018 Alpacas sometimes spit when angry, hum when happy, scream when stressed, and orgle—a throaty grunt males make—when in the mood for love. John Clarke, WSJ, "Dancing Alpacas! Guard Alpacas! Party Alpacas! Breeders Find New Uses After Market Bust," 25 Mar. 2018 This Mustang, like its predecessors, offers a deep, throaty engine sound. Phoebe Wall Howard, USA TODAY, "2019 Ford Mustang GT California Special adds muscle to lineup," 12 Mar. 2018 This Mustang, like its predecessors, offers a deep, throaty engine sound. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "New 2019 Ford Mustang GT California Special adds muscle to lineup," 12 Mar. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of throaty

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


\ ˈthrō-tē \
throatier; throatiest

Kids Definition of throaty

: uttered or produced in deep low tones a throaty whisper

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