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Definition of the noun throb

What does throb mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: throbs

  1. a deep pulsating type of pain
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: hurting / pain = a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
  2. an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)

Alternative definition of the noun throb


  1. A beating, vibration or palpitation

Definition of the verb throb

What does throb mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: throbbed, throbbing

  1. pulsate or pound with abnormal force
  2. expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
    • examples: The crowds throb in the streets | The streets throb with crowds
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of throb: pulsate / pulse
    • more generic words: beat / pound / thump = move rhythmically
  3. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement

Alternative definition of the verb throb


  1. [intransitive] To pound or beat rapidly or violently
  2. [intransitive] To vibrate or pulsate with a steady rhythm


  1. Throb is an American television sitcom broadcast in syndication from 1986 to 1988, created by Fredi Towbin. It revolved around thirty-something divorcee Sandy Beatty who gets a job at a small new wave record label, Throb. Beatty's boss is Zach Armstrong Beatty also has a 12-year old son named Jeremy. Beatty's best friend was Meredith, a single teacher who lived in her building, and her co-workers included hip business manager Phil Gaines, and Prudence Anne Bartlett, nicknamed Blue.
  2. "Throb" is a film.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Gay pornography
    • released on (19 years ago)


  1. "Throb" is a song by American singer-songwriter Janet Jackson from her fifth studio album, Janet.. It was written and produced by Jackson, James Harris III and Terry Lewis and is a house song which lyrically is about sex with a partner. It was released as the album's sixth single on June 18, 1994 by Virgin Records commercially in Netherlands, while in the United States, the single's release was restricted to radio stations.
  2. "Throb" is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton recorded in 1969 and released on the Atlantic label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (46 years ago)
  3. "Throb" is a composition.
  4. "Throb" is a musical album of Haloblack.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  5. "Throb" is a 1994 single album by Janet Jackson.
    • released on (20 years ago)


Who is Throb?

Throb a.k.a. Thomas Krome is a musician and record producer.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Throb

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Google previewTiresian Poetics (2008)

Modernism, Sexuality, Voice, 1888-2001 by Ed Madden

Both natural and unnatural, the throb is the pulse of what lies below the surface of the skin, the machine, or the text. Throbbing negotiates surfaces and depths, interiors and exteriors. Throbbing is also the word of the primitive: the sexual pulse ...

Google previewT, UVWXYZ Versability (2016)

by Roger J. Maderia

A throb is a beat of the heart. The thymus is an organ in the neck. It develops some immune system cells. The thyroid is a gland secreting thyroxin. Metabolism and tales of growth it tells. Thumbprints and thumbnails come from thumbs.

Google previewThe Aphorisms of Siva (1992)

The Siva Sutra with Bhaskara's Commentary, the Varttika by Vasugupta, Mark S. G. Dyczkowski

Its throb is the pulsing union (samghatta) of Siva and Sakti through which the universe is eternally emitted and reab- sorbed as it expands and contracts.'' At the microcosmic level, its outpouring is the effulgent flow (sphurana) of awareness, ...

Google previewVerbal Reasoning For Competitions

Similarly, throb is the activity of heart. 73. (b) : Wine is made from grapes. Similarly, perry is made from pears. 74. (b) : Touch in felt and greet is acknowledged. 75. (a) : Money is transacted through Bank, so are goods through transport. 76.

Google previewThe Modern Lovers' The Modern Lovers (2017)

by Sean L. Maloney

The primal throb is a little more sophisticated. There have been a lot of detours along the road to Jonathan Richman's first appearance on vinyl but the journey has been well worth it. The old New England Bitterness is gone. John Cale's cover ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language: Abridged from the American Dictionary (1845)

by Noah Webster, William Chauncey Fowler


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Really, I don't see this heart-throb thing at all. (Javier Bardem)
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Scrabble value of T1H4R1O1B3

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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