[ UK /hˈɔːs/ ]
[ US /ˈhɔɹs/ ]
  1. deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion
    makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky
    the dog's gruff barking
    gruff voices
    hoarse cries
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How To Use hoarse In A Sentence

  • Although he had not howled once, his snarling and growling, combined with his thirst, had hoarsened his throat and dried the mucous membranes of his mouth so that he was incapable, except under the sheerest provocation, of further sound. CHAPTER XVI
  • hoarse cries
  • My voice is hoarse and croaky, my hands hurt and I'm still shaking!
  • Company after company dashed into the blazing "fireproof" building, urged by the hoarse profanity of the chief. The Poisoned Pen
  • My thoughts, however, stubbornly refused to cling to the issue and when a hoarse croak broke loose from high above me, I started violently.
  • Bloom's voice was too hoarse for the scream and the words left his throat in a painful screech.
  • As the last words came hoarsely forth on to the night air, _clang, clang, clang_, burst out the tocsin of the alarm bell, silencing the music in the ballroom and sending an electric thrill through every listener within the precincts of the castle; but ere the great bell had sent forth a score of vibrating notes which came quivering through the darkness and echoing from every wall, the clattering of hoofs began in obedience to the whispered commands of his Majesty of France: The King's Esquires The Jewel of France
  • They handed icy bottled water to the men to quench their thirst and soothe their hoarse throats. Times, Sunday Times
  • But he said he had observed I was sometimes hoarse — a little roopy was his exact expression — and it should be, every drop, devoted to the purpose he had mentioned. David Copperfield
  • Some more affected children will have hoarseness, aphonia, and inspiratory retractions that are severe enough to cause chest wall deformity.
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