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hoarse

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adjective \ˈhȯrs\

Simple Definition of hoarse

  • : having a harsh or rough sound or voice

Full Definition of hoarse

hoars·erhoars·est

  1. 1 :  rough or harsh in sound :  grating <a hoarse voice>

  2. 2 :  having a hoarse voice <shouted himself hoarse>

hoarse·ly adverb
hoarse·ness noun

Examples of hoarse

  1. She could only speak in a hoarse whisper.

  2. The cold made me a little hoarse.



Origin of hoarse

Middle English hos, hors, probably from Old Norse *hārs, hāss; akin to Old English hās hoarse, Old High German heis


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with hoarse



HOARSE Defined for Kids

hoarse

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adjective \ˈhȯrs\

Definition of hoarse

hoars·erhoars·est

  1. 1 :  harsh in sound <a hoarse voice>

  2. 2 :  having a rough voice <I was hoarse from talking too much.>

hoarse·ly adverb
hoarse·ness noun



Medical Dictionary

hoarse

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adjective \ˈhō(ə)rs, ˈhȯ(ə)rs\

Medical Definition of hoarse

hoars·erhoars·est

  1. 1:  rough or harsh in sound <a hoarse voice>

  2. 2:  having a hoarse voice <was hoarse from shouting>

  3. hoarse·ly adverb
    hoarse·ness noun





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