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hoarse

(hōrs),
Having a noisy voice.
[A.S. hās]

hoarse

(hôrs)
adj.
1. Rough or grating in sound, as of a voice.
2. Having or characterized by a husky, grating voice.

hoarse

(hōrs)
Having a rough, harsh voice.
[A.S. hās]
References in classic literature ?
Noirtier uttered a kind of hoarse, rattling sound; the old man's eyes sparkled, and the good doctor understood that he wished to behold his child.
'What's it been asking of?' He was so hoarse that Alice could scarcely hear him.
At this moment she heard a hoarse laugh at her side, and turned to see what was the matter with the White Queen; but, instead of the Queen, there was the leg of mutton sitting in the chair.
The moaning water cast its seaweed duskily at their feet, when they turned to leave its margin; and the rooks hovered above them with hoarse cries, darker splashes in the darkening air.
She pulled hurriedly at the handle of the hoarse old bell, and the gate soon opened.
Where everybody took so active a part, it is almost invidious to make a distinction; but if one individual evinced greater powers than another, it was the coachman with the hoarse voice, who took an imperial pint of vinegar with his oysters, without betraying the least emotion.
'Wot are them gen'l'men a-settin' behind the counters?' asked the hoarse coachman.
His breathing was hoarse, and he always had a cough.
She said now that time for accountability has come,the former rulers were crying hoarse, but they cannot escape the process of accountability.
The Sindh government may shout itself hoarse claiming good governance, but actions speak louder than words.
TCR and Policy Cream are memorable examples where we shouted ourselves hoarse. The set climaxed with an encore of the by now favourite Jobseeker.
Opposition parties and their leaders including those being nabbed and facing bad music are crying hoarse against the NAB saying that the present government is doing all this out of political vengeance.