Definition of throb noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//θrɒb//
; NAmE NAmE//θrɑːb//
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(also throbbing) [singular] a strong regular beat; a feeling of pain that you experience as a series of strong beats the throb of the machines My headache faded to a dull throbbing. the opening bass throbs of the song the steady throb of the engine see also heart-throb Word Originlate Middle English: probably imitative.
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