American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Rough or grating in sound: a hoarse cry.
- adj. Having or characterized by a husky, grating voice: yelled ourselves hoarse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Deep and rough or harsh to the ear; discordant; raucous.
- Having a deep and harsh or grating voice; uttering low raucous sounds: as, to be hoarse from a cold.
- To render hoarse: as, he was all hoarsed up.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a harsh, rough, grating voice or sound, as when affected with a cold; making a rough, harsh cry or sound.
- adj. Harsh; grating; discordant; -- said of any sound.
- adj. deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion
- From Middle English hors or hos, from Old Norse hás (whence the Icelandic hás), akin to Old English hās. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English hos, hors, from Old English hās, *hārs. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“His voice hoarse from a brewing head cold, he has gone from Oregon to Washington to California to Nevada.”
“He threw his head back and opened his mouth and the laughter came up in hoarse, loud hoots.”
“It had not escaped him that his opponent was breathing in short, hoarse gasps, like a man who is dizzy with fatigue.”
“At last the former gradually subsided, and the latter, obeying the retreating tide, rolled away in hoarse murmurs.”
“Master Adolphus was also in the newspaper line of life, being employed, by a more thriving firm than his father and Co., to vend newspapers at a railway station, where his chubby little person, like a shabbily – disguised Cupid, and his shrill little voice (he was not much more than ten years old), were as well known as the hoarse panting of the locomotives, running in and out.”
“Baris called a hoarse order and the ramp began to lower.”
“You can actually have a conversation without shouting yourself hoarse, which is more than you can say about many of the designer-hotel dining rooms with their black leather banquettes and steel or glass walls.”
“Women cried out, children shrieked, men called hoarse warnings.”
““What about them?” called the hoarse-voiced man, gesturing toward the gate.”
“If you chaps knew your business you would be at anchor instead of cruising round in this fog," called a hoarse voice from the steamer.”
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