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. having a hoarse voice <
shouted himself hoarse
>
hoarsely adverbhoarseness noun

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  • hoarse — [ho:s US ho:rs] adj [: Old English; Origin: has] if you are hoarse, or if your voice is hoarse, you speak in a low rough voice, for example because your throat is sore ▪ He was hoarse from laughing. hoarse voice/whisper/groan etc >hoarsely adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hoarse — [ hɔrs ] adjective someone who is hoarse or has a hoarse voice speaks in a low rough voice, usually because their throat is sore ╾ hoarse|ly adverb ╾ hoarse|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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

  • hoarse — late 14c., hors, earlier hos, from O.E. has hoarse, from P.Gmc. *haisa (Cf. O.S. hes, O.N. hass, Du. hees, O.H.G. heisi, Ger. heiser hoarse ), perhaps originally meaning dried out, rough. The r is difficult to explain; it is first attested c.1400 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hoarse — hoarse; hoarse·ly; hoarse·ness; …   English syllables

  • Hoarse — Album par 16 Horsepower Sortie 19 mars 2001 Genre Rock alternatif Folk alternatif Albums de 16 Horsepower …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hoarse — raucous, strident, *loud, stentorian, earsplitting, stertorous Analogous words: harsh, *rough: gruff, crusty (see BLUFF) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hoarse — [adj] raspy in voice blatant, breathy, cracked, croaking, croaky, croupy, discordant, dry, grating, gravelly, growling, gruff, guttural, harsh, husky, indistinct, jarring, piercing, ragged, raucous, rough, scratching, squawking, stertorous,… …   New thesaurus

  • hoarse — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a voice) rough and harsh. DERIVATIVES hoarsely adverb hoarsen verb hoarseness noun. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • hoarse — [hôrs] adj. hoarser, hoarsest [ME hors, hase < OE has, akin to ON hāss, OS hēs, OHG heisi < IE base * kai , heat > HOT, HEAT] 1. harsh and grating in sound; sounding rough and husky 2. having a rough, husky voice hoarsely adv. hoarseness …   English World dictionary

  • hoarse — Having a noisy voice. [A.S. has] * * * hoarse hō(ə)rs, hȯ(ə)rs adj, hoars·er; hoars·est 1) rough or harsh in sound <a hoarse voice> 2) having a hoarse voice <was hoarse from shouting> hoarse·ly adv hoarse·ness n …   Medical dictionary

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