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Definition 1: an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where throbbing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he felt a throbbing in his head

Synonyms for throbbing in the sense of this definition

(throbbing is a kind of ...) the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

"he could feel the beat of her heart"

Definition 2: a sound with a strong rhythmic beat - [noun denoting event]

Samples where throbbing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the throbbing of the engines

(throbbing is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 3: pounding or beating strongly or violently - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where throbbing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a throbbing pain
  • the throbbing engine of the boat

(throbbing is similar to ...) recurring with measured regularity

"the rhythmic chiming of church bells" "rhythmical prose"

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