Meaning of “throat” in the English Dictionary

american-english dictionary

"throat" in British English

See all translations

throatnoun [ C ]

uk /θrəʊt/ us /θroʊt/

B1 the front of the neck, or the space inside the neck down which food and air can go:

A fish bone got stuck in my throat.
a sore throat
He cleared his throat (= coughed so he could speak more clearly) and started speaking.

More examples

(Definition of “throat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"throat" in American English

See all translations

throatnoun [ C ]

us /θroʊt/

the front of the neck, or the space inside the neck down which food and air can go:

A cop grabbed him around the throat.
I have a sore throat.
He cleared his throat and started speaking.

(Definition of “throat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)