how to pronounce throb


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the above transcription of throb is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

throb is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of throb in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… the engine doesn't throb and burble …”

meanings of throb


  1. To pound or beat rapidly or violently.
  2. To pulse (often painfully) in time with the circulation of blood.
  3. To vibrate or pulsate with a steady rhythm.


  1. A beating, vibration or palpitation.

throb frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word throb occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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