\ 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 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 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, "Down the Rabbit Hole: A Psychedelic Reading List," 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, "Mazda’s sporty MX-5 Miata is a great escape (review)," 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, "Tested: Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Builds a 1994 GMC Suburban That Hits 60 In 4.6 Seconds," 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, "In Interior Alaska, changes are coming in how the Air Force prepares for war," 14 May 2020 Of course, the most common comment was how wonderful its throaty V-8 sounds. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Our Ford Mustang Bullitt Remains a Lovable Steed Through an Unlovable Season," 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, "Inside ‘Project Odessa,’ an experiment in greener fossil-fuel power," 16 Mar. 2020 In the bank’s latest video, reggae artist Tarrus Riley uses his throaty vocals to praise low, stable and predictable inflation as being what the bass-line is to reggae music. Washington Post, "Economic reggae: Jamaican bank sells recovery with songs," 18 June 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

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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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“Throaty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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 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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