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hoarse

 (hôrs)
adj. hoars·er, hoars·est
1. Rough or grating in sound: a hoarse cry.
2. Having or characterized by a husky, grating voice: yelled ourselves hoarse.

[Middle English hos, hors, from Old English hās, *hārs.]

hoarse′ly adv.
hoarse′ness n.

hoarse

(hɔːs)
adj
1. gratingly harsh or raucous in tone
2. low, harsh, and lacking in intensity: a hoarse whisper.
3. having a husky voice, as through illness, shouting, etc
[C14: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse hās, Old Saxon hēs]
ˈhoarsely adv
ˈhoarseness n

hoarse

(hɔrs, hoʊrs)

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.
[1350–1400; Middle English hors < Old Norse *hārs (assumed variant of hāss); c. Old English hās, Old Saxon hēs, Old High German heis]
hoarse′ly, adv.
hoarse′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hoarse - 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
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten

hoarse

hoarse

adjective
1. Low and grating in sound:
2. Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
Translations
أجَش، خَشِنمبحوحمُصاب بِبَحَّه، أجَش الصَّوْت
chraplavýchraptivýochraptělý
hæs
hás, rámur
kimusšaižusužkimęsužkimimas
aizsmacis
zachrípnutý
hripav

hoarse

[hɔːs] ADJ (hoarser (compar) (hoarsest (superl))) → ronco
to be hoarsetener la voz ronca
in a hoarse voicecon voz ronca
to shout o.s. hoarseenronquecer a fuerza de gritar

hoarse

[ˈhɔːrs] adj [person] → enroué(e); [voice] → rauque; [whisper] → rauque
to shout o.s. hoarse → s'égosiller jusqu'à en perdre la voix

hoarse

adj (+er)heiser; he shouted himself hoarseer schrie sich heiser; you sound rather hoarsedeine Stimme klingt heiser

hoarse

[hɔːs] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) → rauco/a
they shouted themselves hoarse → si sono sgolati a forza di urlare

hoarse

(hoːs) adjective
1. (of voices, shouts etc) rough; harsh. a hoarse cry; His voice sounds hoarse.
2. having a hoarse voice, usually because one has a cold or cough, or because one has been shouting. You sound hoarse – have you a cold?; The spectators shouted themselves hoarse.
ˈhoarseness noun

hoarse

a. ronco-a; áspero-a.

hoarse

adj ronco; to be — estar ronco, tener la voz ronca
References in classic literature ?
He rode hurriedly from the battlefield and returned to the Shevardino knoll, where he sat on his campstool, his sallow face swollen and heavy, his eyes dim, his nose red, and his voice hoarse, involuntarily listening, with downcast eyes, to the sounds of firing.
Twice she uttered her usual cuckoo call, and then gave a hoarse, hurried call and broke down.
They supported each other in all manner of hoarse, howling pro- tests.
Poyser, who was wrapped up in a warm shawl and was too hoarse to speak with her usual facility.
The squire himself now sallied forth, and began to roar forth the name of Sophia as loudly, and in as hoarse a voice, as whilome did Hercules that of Hylas; and, as the poet tells us that the whole shore echoed back the name of that beautiful youth, so did the house, the garden, and all the neighbouring fields resound nothing but the name of Sophia, in the hoarse voices of the men, and in the shrill pipes of the women; while echo seemed so pleased to repeat the beloved sound, that, if there is really such a person, I believe Ovid hath belied her sex.
My boy, Liberty does not come from colors, they only show party, and all the liberty you can get out of them is, liberty to get drunk at other people's expense, liberty to ride to the poll in a dirty old cab, liberty to abuse any one that does not wear your color, and to shout yourself hoarse at what you only half-understand -- that's your liberty
Tell them," said Morrel in a hoarse voice, "tell them that I am her betrothed.
Throughout the day he was delirious, pacing up and down, uttering hoarse cries, gnawing his clinched fists, and ready to open his veins and drink his own hot blood.
The house behind him was on fire, the air seemed filled with hoarse shoutings.
Her eyes softened upon him, and a kind answer was on her lips, when a hoarse shout, with the clatter of arms and stamping of steeds, rose up from the bailey below.
cried a loud, hoarse voice, as soon as they set foot in the passage.
I heard a sound like the flutter of a bird's wings, and a hoarse croaking, but that was all.