adjective, throat·i·er, throat·i·est.

produced or modified in the throat, as certain sounds; guttural, husky, or hoarse.

Origin of throaty

First recorded in 1635–45; throat + -y1
Related formsthroat·i·ly, adverbthroat·i·ness, nounun·throat·i·ly, adverbun·throat·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for throaty

hoarse, gruff, deep, guttural, husky, gular, jugular

Examples from the Web for throaty

Contemporary Examples of throaty

Historical Examples of throaty

  • 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.


    Joseph Conrad

British Dictionary definitions for throaty


adjective throatier or throatiest

indicating a sore throat; hoarsea throaty cough
of, relating to, or produced in or by the throat
deep, husky, or guttural
Derived Formsthroatily, adverbthroatiness, noun
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