hoars·​en ˈhȯr-sᵊn How to pronounce hoarsen (audio)
hoarsened; hoarsening ˈhȯrs-niŋ How to pronounce hoarsen (audio)

intransitive verb

: to become hoarse

Word History

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of hoarsen was in 1748

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“Hoarsen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoarsen. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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