throbbing


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throb

 (thrŏb)
intr.v. throbbed, throb·bing, throbs
1. To beat rapidly or violently, as the heart; pound.
2. To feel or be subjected to a pulsating pain: My toe was throbbing after I stubbed it.
3. To vibrate, pulsate, or sound with a steady pronounced rhythm: boat engines throbbing.
n.
A beating, pulsating, or vibration.

[Middle English throbben, of imitative origin.]

throb′bing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.throbbing - an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head"
heartbeat, beat, pulse, pulsation - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
2.throbbing - a sound with a strong rhythmic beat; "the throbbing of the engines"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Adj.1.throbbing - pounding or beating strongly or violently; "a throbbing pain"; "the throbbing engine of the boat"
rhythmic, rhythmical - recurring with measured regularity; "the rhythmic chiming of church bells"- John Galsworthy; "rhythmical prose"
Translations

throbbing

[ˈθrɒbɪŋ]
A. ADJ [heart] → palpitante; [engine] → vibrante; [pain] → punzante; [rhythm] → palpitante, vibrante
B. N [of heart] → latido m; [of sore finger, head] → punzadas fpl; [of engine, music] → vibración f

throbbing

n (of engine)Klopfen nt, → Hämmern nt; (of drums, gunfire)Dröhnen nt; (of heart, pulse)Pochen nt
adj
painpulsierend; headache, headpochend
musichämmernd
(fig: = pulsating) place, nightlifepulsierend

throbbing

a. palpitante;
___ paindolor ___.

throbbing

(ger de throb) adj (pain) pulsátil, que duele con cada latido del corazón
References in classic literature ?
Other steamers came out to look for her, and ultimately towed her away from the cold edge of the world into a harbour with docks and workshops, where, with many blows of hammers, her pulsating heart of steel was set going again to go forth presently in the renewed pride of its strength, fed on fire and water, breathing black smoke into the air, pulsating, throbbing, shouldering its arrogant way against the great rollers in blind disdain of winds and sea.
Can I even remember when the chilled, cramped feeling left me, and the throbbing heat came in its place?
I am afraid of the creeping and throbbing that I feel in my head.
And he dances, and he yells; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the pæan of the bells - Of the bells: - Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the throbbing of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells - To the sobbing of the bells: - Keeping time, time, time, As he knells, knells, knells, In a happy Runic rhyme, To the rolling of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells: - To the tolling of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - To the moaning and the groaning of the bells.
I have heard that certain men seem to have warnings given them by feeling something the matter with their legs, or a throbbing of their temples.
When he was heard returning for the third time Retty's throbbing heart could be almost seen to shake her.
The progress of the airship was not nearly so smooth as a balloon; he could feel a regular swaying up, up, up and then down, down, down, and the throbbing and tremulous quiver of the engines.
All was silence, utter silence there, in which the throbbing of her own frightened heart seemed to her overwrought imagination to fill the ship with its thunderous alarm.
In her absorption she did not note the sudden activity upon the vessel, the purring of the engines, the throbbing of the propeller.
There is no longer the measured quiet sound of throbbing activity, like the sound of boiling water, but diverse discordant sounds of disorder.
Indeed, I did not sleep well at that time, I was in a fever; I had a vague sinking at my heart or else a sudden throbbing, throbbing, throbbing
After the birth of little Harry, however, she had gradually become tranquillized and settled; and every bleeding tie and throbbing nerve, once more entwined with that little life, seemed to become sound and healthful, and Eliza was a happy woman up to the time that her husband was rudely torn from his kind employer, and brought under the iron sway of his legal owner.