Hoarser
Hoarse Hoarse, a. [Compar. {Hoarser}, superl. {Hoarsest}.] [OE. hors, also hos, has, AS. h[=a]s; akin to D. heesch, G. heiser, Icel. h[=a]ss, Dan. h[ae]s, Sw. hes. Cf. Prov. E. heazy.] 1. Having a harsh, rough, grating voice or sound, as when affected with a cold; making a rough, harsh cry or sound; as, the hoarse raven. [1913 Webster]

The hoarse resounding shore. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Harsh; grating; discordant; -- said of any sound. [1913 Webster]


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  • hoarser — hÉ”rs /hɔːs adj. husky, throaty, having a rough low sound (of a voice or other sounds) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hoarse — Hoarse, a. [Compar. {Hoarser}, superl. {Hoarsest}.] [OE. hors, also hos, has, AS. h[=a]s; akin to D. heesch, G. heiser, Icel. h[=a]ss, Dan. h[ae]s, Sw. hes. Cf. Prov. E. heazy.] 1. Having a harsh, rough, grating voice or sound, as when affected… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoarsest — Hoarse Hoarse, a. [Compar. {Hoarser}, superl. {Hoarsest}.] [OE. hors, also hos, has, AS. h[=a]s; akin to D. heesch, G. heiser, Icel. h[=a]ss, Dan. h[ae]s, Sw. hes. Cf. Prov. E. heazy.] 1. Having a harsh, rough, grating voice or sound, as when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoarse — adjective (hoarser; hoarsest) Etymology: Middle English hos, hors, probably from Old Norse *hārs, hāss; akin to Old English hās hoarse, Old High German heis Date: before 12th century 1. rough or harsh in sound ; grating < a hoarse voice > 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • hoarse — [[t]hɔ͟ː(r)s[/t]] hoarser, hoarsest ADJ GRADED If your voice is hoarse or if you are hoarse, your voice sounds rough and unclear, for example because your throat is sore. So what do you think? she said in a hoarse whisper... Nick s voice was… …   English dictionary

  • hoarse — UK [hɔː(r)s] / US [hɔrs] adjective Word forms hoarse : adjective hoarse comparative hoarser superlative hoarsest someone who is hoarse or has a hoarse voice speaks in a low rough voice, usually because their throat is sore Derived words: hoarsely …   English dictionary

  • hoarse — /hɔs / (say haws) adjective (hoarser, hoarsest) 1. having a vocal tone characterised by weakness of intensity and excessive breathiness; husky. 2. having a raucous voice. 3. making a harsh, low sound. {Middle English hors, related to and… …   Australian English dictionary

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