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English definition of “hoarse”


adjective     /hɔːs/ US  /hɔːrs/
(of a voice or a person) having a rough voice, often because of a sore throat or a cold: a hoarse voice She sounded a bit hoarse. You'll make yourself hoarse if you keep shouting like that! → See also husky adjectiveDescribing qualities of the human voice hoarsely     /hɔː US  /hɔː adverb Describing qualities of the human voice hoarseness     /hɔːs.nəs/ US  /hɔːrs.nəs/ noun [U] Describing qualities of the human voice
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