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  • adv. With a dry, harsh voice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With a harsh, grating sound or voice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a hoarse manner; with a rough, grating voice or sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a hoarse or husky voice


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  • "Brilliant!" he called hoarsely after her as she disappeared into the crowd.

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • “Jesse,” she called hoarsely, unable to find words to tell him what had happened.

    Moments in Time

  • “Ying-ying,” he called hoarsely to me as he rose from his chair.

    The Joy Luck Club

  • But the old lobsterman had a message for them, nevertheless, for when he came within hailing distance he called hoarsely:

    The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View Or, The Box That Was Found in the Sand

  • "Yes, mother -- coming!" he called hoarsely, and then looked at me with his own eyes.

    Hillsboro People

  • "Throw up your hands!" came hoarsely from the bunk.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • Engineer Robertson swayed easily to the oscillation as, with one side of his intent face toward me, he clutched the throttle lever, until he called hoarsely as his fingers moved along it.

    Lorimer of the Northwest

  • After that he drank more tea, crawled back into the balsam shelter, and lay down beside Jan. It was broad day when he awoke, and he called hoarsely to his companion when he saw that the snow had ceased falling.

    The Honor of the Big Snows

  • "Garman!" he called hoarsely; and by the manner in which his voice echoed in the stillness he knew no living being was about the place.

    The Plunderer

  • "Van, Weyden!" he called hoarsely, and with a note of fright in his voice.

    The Sea Wolf


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