American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Uttered or sounding as if uttered deep in the throat; guttural, hoarse, or husky.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Guttural; uttered back in the throat.
- Having a prominent throat or capacious swallow; hence, voracious; gluttonous: as, a throaty fish.
- adj. of a sound produced in the throat; especially such a sound which is rough or coarse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Guttural; hoarse; having a guttural voice.
- adj. sounding as if pronounced low in the throat
“But she had said the word with throaty fondness, making it a term of endearment.”
“In real life he is called throaty, and given a level spoonful of that nauseous compound known as common sense.”
“I really can't describe the noises somebody's stomach is making as either "throaty" or "gutteral" without being unintentionally humorous, can I?”
“They both laughed the kind of throaty chuckle I've heard from women, in the dark, with a new man.”
“The heroine's last name is pronounced Gorgeous (which, after all, means "throaty").”
“Another cry which demands immediate attention, and the faithful carrying out of the doctor's orders, is the hoarse, "throaty" cry indicative of croup or bronchitis.”
“So very common is the "throaty" tone and so connected is throat pressure with every other vocal imperfection, that the avoiding or the correcting of this one fault demands constant watchfulness in all vigorous vocal work.”
“He made a revoltingly inhuman sound as he shambled away, a kind of throaty yelp.”
“The old birds make a kind of throaty chuckling to their young, but if they have any love song I have not heard it.”
“The "throaty" voice comes from singing with the throat insufficiently opened, so that the breath does not pass easily through the nose and head cavities and, again, from not attacking the tone deeply enough.”
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words that describe sound
Words from the works of Peter Reading - at least one from each (except the Schwitters-esque erosions, cut-ups etc).
Words as I learn them.
Words used to describe one's voice.
Yet well I know that music hath a far more pleasing sound
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