Definition of hoarse
1 : rough or harsh in sound : grating a hoarse voice
2 : having a hoarse voice shouted himself hoarse
Examples of hoarse in a Sentence
She could only speak in a hoarse whisper.
The cold made me a little hoarse.
Recent Examples of hoarse from the Web
Teary-eyed supporters of the first would-be female president are wearing suffragette white and growing hoarse cheering for Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Ms. Haley was playing the role of backup campaigner for a hoarse Mr. Rubio on Monday.
In the hoarse bark of a coach at halftime, Krasniqi urged his audience to like and share the page to get the word out about upcoming protests.
Out on the landing was hoarse breathing and rustling.
Her voice—a distinctive Boston bleat at once flat, hoarse, and nasal—has been co-opted by female broadcasters all over the country.
Car lights flashed on and off, horns and music blared as cars drove by, and the boys kept their hoarse voices low while the girls squealed and huddled in little vibrating clusters.
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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
First Known Use: before 12th century
HOARSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hoarse for English Language Learners
: having a harsh or rough sound or voice
HOARSE Defined for Kids
Definition of hoarse for Students
1 : harsh in sound a hoarse voice
2 : having a rough voice I was hoarse from talking too much.
Medical Definition of hoarse
1: rough or harsh in sound a hoarse voice
2: having a hoarse voice was hoarse from shouting
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