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Webster 1913 Edition


Hoarse

Hoarse

,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Hoarser
,
sup
erl.
Hoarsest
.]
[OE.
hors
, also
hos
,
has
, AS.
hās
; akin to D.
heesch
, G.
heiser
, Icel.
hāss
, Dan.
hæs
, Sw.
hes
. Cf. Prov. E.
heazy
.]
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hoarse

HOARSE

,
Adj.
hors.
1.
Having a harsh, rough, grating voice, as when affected with a cold.
2.
Rough; grating; discordant; as the voice, or as any sound. We say, the hoarse raven; the hoarse resounding shore.

Definition 2022


hoarse

hoarse

English

Adjective

hoarse (comparative hoarser, superlative hoarsest)

  1. Afflicted by a dry, quite harsh voice.

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