Definition of Adam's apple in English:

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Adam's apple

Pronunciation: /ˈadəmz ˌapəl/

noun

The projection at the front of the neck formed by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx, often prominent in men.
Example sentences
  • The thyroid gland is located under the Adam's apple in the front part of the neck.
  • Her gaze traveled along the curve of his neck, over his Adam's apple to his jaw line, as he tilted his head back to drain the rest of the bottle.
  • To make sure you're not confusing the thyroid gland with your Adam's apple, repeat the test.

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Syllabification: Ad·am's ap·ple

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