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hoarse

adjective \ˈhrs\

: having a harsh or rough sound or voice

hoars·erhoars·est

Full Definition of HOARSE

1
:  rough or harsh in sound :  grating <a hoarse voice>
2
:  having a hoarse voice <shouted himself hoarse>
hoarse·ly adverb
hoarse·ness noun
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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

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HOARSEST Defined for Kids

hoarse

adjective \ˈhrs\
hoars·erhoars·est

Definition of HOARSE for Kids

1
:  harsh in sound <a hoarse voice>
2
:  having a rough voice <I was hoarse from talking too much.>
hoarse·ly adverb
hoarse·ness noun
Medical Dictionary

hoarse

adjective \ˈhō(ə)rs, ˈh(ə)rs\
hoars·erhoars·est

Medical Definition of HOARSE

1
:  rough or harsh in sound <a hoarse voice>
2
:  having a hoarse voice <was hoarse from shouting>
hoarse·ly adverb
hoarse·ness noun

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