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[throh-tee] /ˈθroʊ ti/
adjective, throatier, throatiest.
produced or modified in the throat, as certain sounds; guttural, husky, or hoarse.
Origin of throaty
First recorded in 1635-45; throat + -y1
Related forms
throatily, adverb
throatiness, noun
unthroatily, adverb
unthroaty, adjective Unabridged
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  • At last, he licked his dry lips, and his voice broke in a throaty whisper.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Mr Verloc intimated in a throaty, veiled murmur that he was no longer young.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • His voice had the heavy, throaty rasp characteristic of the Martian.

  • She laughed again, a different sort of old laugh, a fat and throaty one.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • He flung his head back and laughed his throaty affected cackle of anger.

    To-morrow Joseph Conrad
  • She laughed; a laugh that died and was reborn and died again in a throaty gurgle.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • "Awful," echoed Schomberg, in a Teutonic throaty tone of despair.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • "Thou wilt know me another time," said the man with a throaty laugh.

  • Soon after this the cone was swung into the air and "Wilbur's" throaty whisper was heard.

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for throaty


adjective throatier, throatiest
indicating a sore throat; hoarse: a throaty cough
of, relating to, or produced in or by the throat
deep, husky, or guttural
Derived Forms
throatily, adverb
throatiness, noun
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