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hoarse

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adjective \ˈhȯrs\

Simple Definition of hoarse

  • : having a harsh or rough sound or voice

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hoarse

hoarser

hoarsest

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

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

hoarsely

adverb

hoarseness

noun

Examples of hoarse in a sentence

  1. She could only speak in a hoarse whisper.

  2. The cold made me a little hoarse.



Origin and Etymology 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



HOARSE Defined for Kids

hoarse

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adjective \ˈhȯrs\

Definition of hoarse for Students

hoarser

hoarsest

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

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

hoarsely

adverb

hoarseness

noun



Medical Dictionary

hoarse

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adjective \ˈhō(ə)rs, ˈhȯ(ə)rs\

Medical Definition of hoarse

hoarser

;

hoarsest

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

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

hoarsely

adverb

hoarseness

noun




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