hoarse

  • 1 hoarse´ly — hoarse «hrs, hohrs», adjective, hoars|er, hoars|est. 1. sounding rough and deep: »the hoarse croak of the bullfrog. SYNONYM(S): raucous. 2. having a rough voice: »A bad cold has made me hoarse. Warwick is hoarse with calling thee to arms ( …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 hoarse — hoarse; hoarse·ly; hoarse·ness; …

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

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

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  • 9 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,… …

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

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 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 …

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  • 13 hoarse — adj. VERBS ▪ be, sound ▪ become, get, go ▪ make sb/sth, scream yourself, shout yourself ▪ …

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  • 14 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… …

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  • 15 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.… …

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  • 16 hoarse — adjective 1 a hoarse voice sounds rough, as if the speaker has a sore throat: His voice was hoarse from laughing. 2 a person who is hoarse has a hoarse voice hoarsely adverb hoarseness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 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 …

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  • 18 hoarse — [[t]hɔrs, hoʊrs[/t]] adj. hoars•er, hoars•est 1) having a vocal tone characterized by weakness of intensity and excessive breathiness; husky 2) having a raucous voice 3) making a harsh, low sound • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME hors < ON *hārs… …

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  • 19 hoarse — hoarsely, adv. hoarseness, n. /hawrs, hohrs/, adj. hoarser, hoarsest. 1. having a vocal tone characterized by weakness of intensity and excessive breathiness; husky: the hoarse voice of the auctioneer. 2. having a raucous voice. 3. making a harsh …

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  • 20 hoarse — adjective voices hoarse from shouting Syn: rough, harsh, throaty, gruff, husky, growly, gravelly, grating, scratchy, raspy, rasping, raucous, croaky, croaking, with a frog in one s throat Ant: mellow, clear …

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