Definitions

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  • adj. having an unusually harsh sound

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Examples

  • In life she might be a dominatrix, a woman one remembers and fears; or she might be harsh-voiced and faint-hearted as her husband and children turn a deaf ear to her pleas.

    The Voyeur

  • All were startled, and stared in mute amazement at the harsh-voiced one, till the last broken note was uttered; then, on being assured that nothing in particular was meant, they looked at each other, and burst into a loud laugh at their common surprise.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • A sense of fellowship with the harsh-voiced bird manifested itself.

    Tropic Days

  • Matt gave the harsh-voiced order over his shoulder even as he scooped her up in his arms, and Carly realized that at least two men were with him.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • All day the Venturer lay at anchor in the tiny bay, walled in with green branches and tangled vines through which flitted gay-plumed, harsh-voiced birds, and among which glided bright - scaled, silent reptiles.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • All day the Venturer lay at anchor in the tiny bay, walled in with green branches and tangled vines through which flitted gay-plumed, harsh-voiced birds, and among which glided bright-scaled, silent reptiles.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • The harsh-voiced man had been concerned with swiftness, not with the unlikely possibility that someone might follow his trail.

    Conan The Victorious

  • All day the Venturer lay at anchor in the tiny bay, walled in with green branches and tangled vines through which flitted gayplumed, harsh-voiced birds, and among which glided brightscaled, silent reptiles.

    The Hour Of The Dragon

  • Surely it couldn't be the harsh-voiced, shaggy - haired man who was weeping!

    The Red Trailer Mystery

  • How harsh-voiced and stammering are some of these obscure apostles who are offering to exhibit the entire mystery of their gift of tongues!

    The Poet's Poet : essays on the character and mission of the poet as interpreted in English verse of the last one hundred and fifty years

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