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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having the voice harsh or rough, as from a cold or fatigue.

Usage examples (36)
  • The singer had a hoarse voice and was not able to perform for several weeks.
  • He threw his head back and opened his mouth and the laughter came up in hoarse, loud hoots.
  • His voice hoarse from a brewing head cold, he has gone from Oregon to Washington to California to Nevada.
  • At last the former gradually subsided, and the latter, obeying the retreating tide, rolled away in hoarse murmurs. for more
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  • The "hoarse" (rough or weakened voice) "horse" (a four legged animal you ride on) didn't mind the "hoars" (frosts). Note: "Whores" are people who behave like prostitutes.
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