1. [syn: throb, throbbing, pounding]
2. a sound with a strong rhythmic beat;
- Example: "the throbbing of the engines"
1. pounding or beating strongly or violently;
- Example: "a throbbing pain"
- Example: "the throbbing engine of the boat"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Throb \Throb\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Throbbed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Throbbing.] [OE. [thorn]robben; of uncertain origin; cf.
Russ. trepete a trembling, and E. trepidation.]
To beat, or pulsate, with more than usual force or rapidity;
to beat in consequence of agitation; to palpitate; -- said of
the heart, pulse, etc.
Throbs to know one thing. --Shak.
Here may his head lie on my throbbing breast. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: pounding or beating strongly or violently; "a throbbing
pain"; "the throbbing engine of the boat"
n 1: an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he
felt a throbbing in his head" [syn: throb, throbbing,
2: a sound with a strong rhythmic beat; "the throbbing of the
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
108 Moby Thesaurus words for "throbbing":
aching, achy, arrhythmia, backachy, barrage, beat, beating,
cadenced, cadent, clicking, colicky, didder, disquiet, disquietude,
dithers, drum, drum music, drumbeat, drumfire, drumming,
fidgetiness, fidgets, flutter, fluttering, full, griping, headachy,
heartbeat, heartthrob, heaving, in numbers, in rhythm, inquietude,
measured, mellow, metric, migrainous, palpitant, palpitation,
panting, paradiddle, patter, pitapat, pitter-patter, plangent,
pound, pounding, pulsatile, pulsating, pulsation, pulsative,
pulsatory, pulse, pulsing, quaking, quaver, quavering, quiver,
quivering, rat-a-tat, rat-tat, rat-tat-tat, rataplan, rattattoo,
resonant, resonating, restlessness, rhythm, rhythmic, rich, roll,
rolling, rub-a-dub, ruff, ruffle, shakes, shaking, shiver, shivers,
shudder, sonorous, spatter, spattering, splutter, spluttering,
sputter, sputtering, staccato, stomachachy, tat-tat, tattoo, tempo,
throb, thrum, thrumming, thumping, ticking, tom-tom, toothachy,
tremble, trembling, tremor, trepidation, trepidity, twitter,
unrest, vibrant, vibrating