[ US /ˈθɹɔŋ/ ]
[ UK /θɹˈɒŋ/ ]
  1. press tightly together or cram
    The crowd packed the auditorium
  1. a large gathering of people
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How To Use throng In A Sentence

  • All of a sudden St. Philip's ten bells start tanging - one o’clock already - and at once the workshops and factories around the yard begin disgorging throngs of workers on their way to lunch
  • How we had found each other in this throng of 250,000 people was inexplicable. Times, Sunday Times
  • The singing, which was acapella, sounded as though a throng of angels in heaven had joined us. The Art of Frederick Morgan: Examples of 19th Century Modest, Feminine Dress
  • A country festival had brought together thousands of people; they pressed about the Emperor, who had mingled with the throng, with ringing shouts of "eljen" [_vive_]; they danced the csardas, waltzed, sang, played music, climbed into the trees, and crowded the court. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 5
  • The rain was falling heavily when the theatres let out, and the brilliant throng which poured from the places of amusement was hard put to find cabs. CARRYING THE BANNER
  • We see them playing to throngs of hundreds in big clubs and to a handful of dutiful applauders in improvised performance spaces.
  • If that was not enough, nobles of both countries thronged the hall.
  • Bewildered by the suddenness of this blow, I could but watch in helpless silence the advancing throng, with my poor friends in their midst, their hands bound, their tottering footsteps directed by rude shoves towards the pipul tree, the accustomed assembly place of the villagers and the village council. Tales of Destiny
  • Scores of wannabees thronged to the auditions for the York Theatre Royal pantomime, Babes In The Wood.
  • The throng surrounding them shouted affirming hallelujahs and amens, flapping and singing, rattling their tambourines and bleating their horns.
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