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hoarse Explained

hoarse at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


hoarse at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. has, from P.Gmc. *khaisa- (cf. O.S. hes, O.N. hass, Ger. heiser "hoarse"), probably originally meaning "dried out, rough." The -r- is difficult to explain; it is first attested c.1400, but it may indicate an unrecorded O.E. variant *hars. ///

hoarse at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Language: Old English; Origin: has]// if you are hoarse, or if your voice is hoarse, you speak in a low rough voice, for example because your throat is sore// --He was hoarse from laughing.// hoarse voice/whisper/groan etc // -- hoarsely adv // -- hoarseness n [U] //

hoarse at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "hoarse":
blurred, brassy, brazen, breathy, choked, choking, coarse, cracked,
croaking, croaky, drawling, drawly, dry, dysphonic, grating, gruff,
guttural, harsh, harsh-sounding, hawking, husky, inarticulate,
indistinct, jarring, lisping, metallic, mispronounced, muzzy,
nasal, quavering, ragged, rasping, raucid, raucous, rough, roupy,
rude, shaking, shaky, snuffling, squawking, squawky, stertorous,
stifled, strangled, strident, stridulous, thick, throaty, tinny,
tremulous, twangy, velar

hoarse at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Faintness): inaudible, scarcely audible, low, dull, stifled, muffled, hoarse, husky, gentle, soft, faint, floating, whispered, liquid, soothing, dulcet.

[ADJ] (Harsh sounds): creaking, harsh, coarse, hoarse, rough, gruff, sepulchral, hollow, sharp, high, acute, shrill, strident, piercing, ear-piercing, high-pitched, cracked, discordant, cacophonous.

[ADJ] (Muteness): mute, dumb, tongue-tied, voiceless, speechless, wordless, silent, taciturn, muzzled, inarticulate, inaudible, hoarse, husky.

hoarse at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(of a person or voice) sounding harsh, especially because of a sore throat:
He shouted himself hoarse. * a hoarse cough / cry / scream * His voice was hoarse with exhaustion.
hoarsely adverb
hoarseness noun [U]

Hoarse at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hoarse \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.

hoarse at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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 [syn: {gruff}, {husky}]

hoarse at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » hors|lang=enm or Inter: term » hos|lang=enm, from Old Norse Inter: term » hás|lang=non (whence the Icelandic Inter: term » hás|lang=is), akin to Old English Inter: term » has|hās|lang=ang.


* Inter: enPR » hōrs, Inter: IPA » /hɔəs/|/hoʊɹs/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /hO@s/|/hoUr\s/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-hoarse.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Homophone: horse (in most dialects)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɔː(r)s


    Inter: en-adj » hoars|er

  • Afflicted by a dry, quite harsh voice.
    1. Inter: RQ:Orwell Animal Farm » 1
    2. : I am old and my voice is hoarse Inter: .. » .


      Inter: trans-top » afflicted by a dry, quite harsh voice

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|مبحوح|tr=mabHuuH
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|chraptivý|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|schor
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|raŭka
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|kähe
  • Finnish: käheä (1)
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|rauque
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|heiser
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|rekedt
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|hás; Inter: t- » is|rámur

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|rauco
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|râpeux
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|hes
    • Polish: ochrypły {{m}}
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|rouco|m, Inter: t+ » pt|rouca|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|răgușit|m|n
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|хриплый|tr=xríplyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|охрипший|tr=oxrípshij|sc=Cyrl
    • Slovene: hripav
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|ronco, Inter: t- » es|afónico

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * ahorse
  • ashore

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    Translation: zh » hoarse