Meaning of full-throated in English:



  • 1Using the full power of one's voice.

    ‘she rose to the challenge and produced some full-throated singing’
    • ‘The music is an ecstatic dance, occasionally breaking out into full-throated ardent song.’
    • ‘Artistes sang full-throated, their voices carrying across a crowd of two or three thousand people.’
    • ‘His manner is easygoing and his laugh quick and full-throated.’
    • ‘At 4,500 ft the engine coughed and at 4,000 ft its full-throated bellow killed the silence.’
    • ‘This wasn't just polite applause, rather it was an affectionate, full-throated cheer, lasting for a good 30 seconds.’
    • ‘It wasn't quite a scream, but a full-throated determined yell.’
    • ‘The chapel resounds with full-throated hymns.’
    • ‘They seemed to be trying to one-up each other, even letting out full-throated snarls when they played drop shots.’
    • ‘The trio's guitar-free lineup is augmented by Chaplin's full-throated vocal delivery.’
    • ‘He gave a full-throated laugh, but it was quite evident he didn't find anything funny.’
    noisy, blaring, booming, deafening, roaring, thunderous, thundering, tumultuous, clamorous, blasting, head-splitting, ear-splitting, ear-piercing, piercing
    1. 1.1Expressed loudly or vigorously.
      ‘she voiced her full-throated support for the idea’
      • ‘Nor was there any noticeable clamor for more full-throated commemorations.’
      • ‘Whether you're for or against the war, a full-throated debate in the media is overdue.’
      • ‘Dean is mounting a full-throated challenge to the Democratic Party establishment.’
      • ‘Unlike the majority of those who opposed the war, he has crossed over into full-throated apologism for dictatorship.’
      • ‘I would like to see certain issues receive a full-throated airing.’
      • ‘Europe makes clear once again that it is a full-throated supporter of democracy - in its neighborhood.’
      • ‘Economists and investors who doubted it just six months ago are now voicing a full-throated yes.’
      • ‘He always writes in full-throated support of military intervention there.’
      • ‘The President operated as though he had triumphed with a full-throated mandate.’
      • ‘I believe in full-throated criticism of judges (individually and generally) where warranted.’
      vehement, outspoken, vocal, forthright, plain-spoken, frank, candid, open, uninhibited, direct, earnest, eager, enthusiastic, full-throated, vigorous, insistent, emphatic, demanding