EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective having a throat of a specified kind (usually used in combination): a yellow-throated warbler. Origin of throated
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-ed 3 noun . Anatomy, Zoology the passage from the mouth to the stomach or to the lungs, including the pharynx, esophagus, larynx, and trachea. some analogous or similar narrowed part or passage. the front of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone. the narrow opening between a fireplace and its flue or smoke chamber, often closed by a damper. . Nautical Also called nock. the forward upper corner of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail. jaw. 1 (def 5) the forward edge of the opening in the vamp of a shoe. verb (used with object) to make a throat in; provide with a throat. to utter or express from or as from the throat; utter throatily. Origin of throat before 900; Middle English throte, Old English throte, throta, throtu;
Old High German drozza
Old Norse throti
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throated the operative, passing 294through the portires with renewed energy.
throated with rotten remnants of thatched roofs through which they had aspired toward the sun, rose about him. British Dictionary definitions for throated noun 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 something resembling a throat, esp in shape or function the throat of a chimney botany the gaping part of a tubular corolla or perianth informal a sore throat cut one's throat or cut one's own throat to bring about one's own ruin have by the throat to have compete control over (a person or thing) ram something down someone's throat or force something down someone's throat to insist that someone listen to or accept (something) he rammed his own opinions down my throat stick in one's throat or stick in one's craw informal to be difficult, or against one's conscience, for one to accept, utter, or believe Related forms Related adjectives: gular, guttural, jugular, laryngeal Word Origin for throat
throtu; related to Old High German drozza throat, Old Norse throti swelling
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Word Origin and History for throated n.
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.
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n. The portion of the digestive tract that lies between the rear of the mouth and the esophagus and includes the fauces and the pharynx. The anterior portion of the neck.
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Idioms and Phrases with throated
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).
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