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Meaning of HOARSE

Pronunciation:  howrs

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson

HOARSE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: cacophonic, cacophonous, gruff, husky



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.
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.

         The hoarse resounding shore.          --Dryden.

2. Harsh; grating; discordant; -- said of any sound.

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