Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Botany Relating to the throat of a corolla with fused petals.

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  • adj. Relating to the fauces, or opening of the throat; faucial.
  • n. A sound produced in the fauces.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the fauces, or opening of the throat; faucial

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the fauces or opening of the throat: specifically applied to certain deep guttural sounds, peculiar to the Semitic and some other tongues, which are produced in the fauces.
  • n. In phonetics, a sound produced in the fauces.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the fauces

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin faux, fauc-, throat.

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Latin fauces throat.

Examples

  • I could find, indeed, but one vulnerable point, and that, lying in a personal peculiarity, arising, perhaps, from constitutional disease, would have been spared by any antagonist less at his wit's end than myself; -- my rival had a weakness in the faucal or guttural organs, which precluded him from raising his voice at any time above a very low whisper.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 2

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