noun Anatomy, Zoology.
verb (used with object)
- throat microphone,
- throat seizing,
- throat sweetbread,
Origin of throat
Examples from the Web for throat
I took out my knife, my Ka-Bar, and knocked his teeth out, but they fell into his throat.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The pressure against my throat seemed completely constricting.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With senility's fingers at his throat, it was clear that no more movies were going to be made.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He died in July after being grabbed around the throat by a cop and wrestled to ground where the breath flew out of him.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner|Mike Barnicle|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The red mark around her throat suggested she had been strangled with “something thin.”Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start|Michael Daly|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Patricia's heart stopped beating for a moment and then it leaped to her throat.Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge|Pemberton Ginther
She caught her hands up under her throat when she saw the dagger.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
In other words, the hearer is better able to judge of the singer's throat action than the singer himself.The Psychology of Singing|David C. Taylor
The British Church was thus saved from enemies within; but enemies without soon had it by the throat.The Christian Church in These Islands before the Coming of Augustine|George Forrest Browne
"By strangulation," said the old gipsy, raising her palsied hand to her throat.Rookwood|William Harrison Ainsworth
- that part of the alimentary and respiratory tracts extending from the back of the mouth (nasopharynx) to just below the larynx
- the front part of the neck
Word Origin for throat
Old English þrote (implied in þrotbolla "the Adam's apple, larynx," literally "throat boll"), related to þrutian "to swell," from Proto-Germanic *thrut- (cf. Old High German drozza, German Drossel, Old Saxon strota, Middle Dutch strote, Dutch strot "throat"), perhaps from PIE *trud- (cf. Old English þrutian "to swell," Old Norse þrutna "to swell").
The notion is of "the swollen part" of the neck. Italian strozza "throat," strozzare "to strangle" are Germanic loan-words. College slang for "competitive student" is 1970s, from cutthroat.
see at each other's throats; cut someone's throat; frog in one's throat; jump down someone's throat; lump in one's throat; ram (shove) down someone's throat; stick in one's craw (throat).