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hoarse

harsh; grating; throaty; rough: His voice was hoarse from screaming at the game.
Not to be confused with:
horse – large, four-legged animal: She rode the horse into the woods.

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 ?
A fish-hawk, which, secure on the topmost branches of a dead pine, had been a distant spectator of the fray, now swooped form his high and ragged perch, and soared, in wide sweeps, above his prey; while a jay, whose noisy voice had been stilled by the hoarser cries of the savages, ventured again to open his discordant throat, as though once more in undisturbed possession of his wild domains.
Then another cart came by at the same pace, but the occupant of the throne was not old like the others, but a man stalwart and robust, and of a forbidding countenance, who as he came up said in a voice far hoarser and more devilish, "I am the enchanter Archelaus, the mortal enemy of Amadis of Gaul and all his kindred," and then passed on.
'Not to be sold!' cried the gentleman, growing ten times redder, hoarser, and louder than before.
'I wish I was among some of you; you'd howl the hoarser for it.'
Sir Mulberry was a little hoarser than on the previous day, and Lord Verisopht looked rather sleepy and queer; from which tokens, as well as from the circumstance of their both being to a trifling extent unsteady upon their legs, Mrs Nickleby justly concluded that they had taken dinner.
In a word, a city of another and a bygone time is Cloisterham, with its hoarse Cathedral-bell, its hoarse rooks hovering about the Cathedral tower, its hoarser and less distinct rooks in the stalls far beneath.
But his voice was perfectly audible, though hoarser than usual, and his words were distinctly pronounced, though he paused between sentence as if short of breath.