A rough-sounding exhaust noise which is pleasant to some and irritating to others.

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  • Throaty — Throat y, a. Guttural; hoarse; having a guttural voice. Hard, throaty words. Howell. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throaty — [thrōt′ē] adj. throatier, throatiest 1. produced in the throat, as some sounds or tones 2. characterized by such sounds; husky, hoarse, etc. [a throaty voice] throatily adv. throatiness n …   English World dictionary

  • throaty — ► ADJECTIVE (throatier, throatiest) ▪ (of a voice or other sound) deep and husky. DERIVATIVES throatily adverb throatiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • throaty — UK [ˈθrəʊtɪ] / US [ˈθroʊtɪ] adjective Word forms throaty : adjective throaty comparative throatier superlative throatiest a throaty sound is low and seems to come from deep in your throat throaty laughter …   English dictionary

  • throaty — adjective (throatier; est) Date: circa 1645 1. uttered or produced from low in the throat < a throaty voice > 2. heavy, thick, and deep as if from the throat < throaty notes of a horn > • throatily adverb • throatiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • throaty — throat|y [ θrouti ] adjective a throaty sound is low and seems to come from deep in your throat: throaty laughter ╾ throat|i|ly adverb ╾ throat|i|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • throaty — low pitched low pitched adj. 1. low in pitch or frequency; used of sounds and voices. Opposite of {high pitched}. [Narrower terms: {alto, contralto ; {baritone ; {bass, deep ; {contrabass, double bass ; {throaty ] Syn: low. [WordNet 1.5] 2. set… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throaty — adjective (Of a sound) produced in the throat; especially such a sound which is rough or coarse. A throaty cough …   Wiktionary

  • throaty — adj. Throaty is used with these nouns: ↑growl, ↑laugh, ↑roar …   Collocations dictionary

  • throaty — throat|y [ˈθrəuti US ˈθrou ] adj a throaty laugh, cough, voice etc sounds low and rough >throatily adv >throatiness n [U and C] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • throaty — [[t]θro͟ʊti[/t]] ADJ GRADED A throaty voice or laugh is low and rather rough. Syn: hoarse …   English dictionary

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