throatier; throatiest
: uttered or produced from low in the throat
a throaty voice
: heavy, thick, and deep as if from the throat
throaty notes of a horn
throatily adverb
throatiness noun

Examples of throaty in a Sentence

had a bad cold and a throaty cough to go with it
Recent Examples on the Web In this application, the 5.0-liter power plant uses custom headers and exhaust to produce even throatier notes. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of throaty was in 1647

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“Throaty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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throatier; throatiest
: uttered or produced in deep low tones from or as if from low in the throat
a throaty voice
throatily adverb

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