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  • n. The quality of being hoarse; of having a dry harsh voice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Harshness or roughness of voice or sound, due to mucus collected on the vocal cords, or to swelling or looseness of the cords.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being hoarse; harshness or roughness of voice or sound.

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

  • n. a throaty harshness


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  • “There are a range of other features such as hoarseness, roughness, breathiness of the voice, which have to do with the airflow over the vocal chords, and these all combine to make our voices distinctive.”

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  • But she grew pale, her eyes became peculiarly brilliant, her voice took a lower key, and lost a kind of hoarseness it had in the past.

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  • Side effects of VNS therapy are usually mild, such as hoarseness, coughing and tickling in the throat and usually diminish over time.

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  • Some were outraged by his "hoarseness" during a recent radio interview that followed a night of socialising with party colleagues.

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  • - It appears that this flu produces a distinctive "hoarseness" in many victims.


  • The symptoms are the same as normal flu, although it has been discovered that swine flu causes a distinctive "hoarseness" in many victims.

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  • But sir, said she, you shall understand that this our vicar is diseased with such a kind of hoarseness as divers of our neighbours in this parish not long ago doubted ... and in that respect utterly refused to communicate with him until such time as (being thereunto enjoined by the ordinary) he had brought from London a certificate under the hands of two physicians that his hoarseness proceeded from a disease of the lungs; which certificate he published in the church, in the presence of the whole congregation: and by this means he was cured, or rather excused of the shame of the disease.

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  • In addition, women with HPV should be aware of the need to have further evaluation of the oral cavity if there is a persistent growth anywhere in mouth or throat, new and persistent hoarseness, or difficulty swallowing.

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  • The hoarseness is coming from edema in the cords and that is a result of misuse.

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