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Definition of "throat" []

  • The anterior portion of the neck. (noun)
  • Anatomy The portion of the digestive tract that lies between the rear of the mouth and the esophagus and includes the fauces and the pharynx. (noun)
  • A narrow passage or part suggestive of the human throat: the throat of a horn. (noun)
  • Botany The opening of a tubular corolla or calyx where the tube joins the limb. (noun)
  • To pronounce with a harsh or guttural voice. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "throat" in a sentence
  • "The throat, exposed as it is to unwholesome and overheated air, irritating dust of the street, factories, and workshops, is often inflamed, resulting in that common ailment, _sore throat_."
  • "There are a number of contributing causes to throat stiffness, but the principal cause is _throat consciousness_ and misplaced effort, due largely to current misconceptions regarding the voice."
  • "The one where she slits her throat is the one i would have went with."