Definition of throaty in US English:



  • (of a voice or other sound) deep and husky.

    ‘rich, throaty laughter’
    • ‘I replied, realizing that my own voice was suddenly sounding deeper, and throaty too, as if I was trying to seduce him.’
    • ‘I loved his laugh; it was deep and throaty, and sounded enjoyable.’
    • ‘Sometimes they yelp, bark, or make throaty noises while clicking.’
    • ‘With her darkly beautiful gaze and deep, throaty voice, Bacall isn't so much a love interest for Bogart as a tough, sassy equal.’
    • ‘Somewhere in the back of her mind she heard a deep throaty laugh, making her skin break out in gooseflesh.’
    • ‘‘Grrrrr,’ he growls in that deep throaty voice as, apropos of nothing, Nick Faldo walks by.’
    • ‘she laughs, her throaty voice somehow at odds with her beanpole body and all-American looks.’
    • ‘And with that he lets out a long, throaty laugh so deep it virtually makes my chair shake.’
    • ‘When Donna Hazelton laughs, I hear a deep, throaty noise that I recognise instantly.’
    • ‘They had just got it open when we heard a deep, throaty yell.’
    • ‘His voice was throaty and deep when he made that statement, and I felt my stomach clench.’
    • ‘I whipped around at the sound of Bey's throaty voice.’
    • ‘She lets out a throaty chuckle: ‘I've just come back from a humungous family farewell myself.’’
    • ‘The woman was laughing her deep, throaty laugh.’
    • ‘Her unusual, slightly throaty voice grows on you.’
    • ‘It may be unfair to single out particular players, but Gustafsson's raw, throaty tenor and Lonberg-Holm's use of electronics and distortion both grab the attention.’
    • ‘She has a startling voice, a throaty roar somewhere between Janis Joplin and Mavis Staples.’
    • ‘Instead of her mum's nagging voice she heard a deep throaty laugh.’
    • ‘He changed his voice completely, going from a loud outside voice to a low, husky, kind of throaty sexy sound that had her heart skipping beats.’
    • ‘A rear spoiler appears, the license plate number changes, it gets a tint, an air scoop appears and the engine sounds just get amplified and sound deep and throaty!’
    gravelly, husky, rough, guttural, deep, thick, gruff, growly, growling, hoarse, croaky, croaking
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