adam's apple

Adam's apple
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈæ.dəmz ˈæp.l̩/
    • /ˈæ.dəmz ˈæp.l̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈæ.dəmz ˈæp.l̩/

Definitions of adam's apple words

  • countable noun adam's apple Your Adam's apple is the lump that sticks out of the front of your neck below your throat. 3
  • noun adam's apple the visible projection of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx at the front of the neck 3
  • noun adam's apple the projection formed in the front of the throat by the thyroid cartilage: seen chiefly in men 3
  • noun adam's apple a projection of the thyroid cartilage at the front of the neck that is more prominent in men than in women. 1
  • noun adam's apple crape jasmine. 1
  • noun adam's apple prominent part of man's throat 1

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Origin of adam's apple

First appearance:

before 1745
One of the 47% newest English words
First recorded in 1745-55

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Parts of speech for Adam's apple


adam's apple popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for adam's apple

noun adam's apple

  • throat — the passage from the mouth to the stomach or to the lungs, including the pharynx, esophagus, larynx, and trachea.
  • voice — the sound or sounds uttered through the mouth of living creatures, especially of human beings in speaking, shouting, singing, etc.
  • larynx — Anatomy. a muscular and cartilaginous structure lined with mucous membrane at the upper part of the trachea in humans, in which the vocal cords are located.
  • pharynx — the tube or cavity, with its surrounding membrane and muscles, that connects the mouth and nasal passages with the esophagus.

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