hoarse

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adjective \ˈhȯrs\

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.

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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



HOARSE Defined for English Language Learners

hoarse

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adjective

Definition of hoarse for English Language Learners

  • : having a harsh or rough sound or voice


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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