Definition of throaty in English:

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throaty

Pronunciation: /ˈTHrōdē/

adjective (throatier, throatiest)

(Of a sound such as a person’s voice or the noise of an engine) deep and rasping: rich, throaty laughter
More example sentences
  • ‘Grrrrr,’ he growls in that deep throaty voice as, apropos of nothing, Nick Faldo walks by.
  • I whipped around at the sound of Bey's throaty voice.
  • With her darkly beautiful gaze and deep, throaty voice, Bacall isn't so much a love interest for Bogart as a tough, sassy equal.
Synonyms
gravelly, husky, rough, guttural, deep, thick, smoky, gruff, growly, growling, hoarse, croaky, croaking;

Derivatives

throatily

Pronunciation: /ˈTHrōdəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Back in 1875, Alexander Graham Bell clearly foresaw this development when, in making the very first phone call, he whispered throatily to his assistant: ‘Mr Watson, come here - I want you’.
  • When the Irish anthem had finished the Irish supporters, numbering 30,000 at a conservative estimate, joined throatily in a rendition of La Marseillaise.
  • All she did was laugh a little more throatily and turn a delicate shade of blue.

throatiness

Pronunciation: /ˈTHrōdēnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • Potter tears through a knowing piece of classic fast bebop, close to the throatiness of a baritone sax, Sonny Rollins's weighty, smoky-toned swing and Charlie Parker's melodic agility.
  • She's got a great voice - good range with the normal melodies and a heartfelt, Joplin-esque throatiness when she needs it.
  • When Tharpe sings the line beginning with the words, ‘Rock me,’ she uses a seductive throatiness, further tipping the balance in favor of secular farce.

Words that rhyme with throaty

Capote, coatee, coyote, dhoti, floaty, goaty, oaty, peyote, roti

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Syllabification: throat·y

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