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English definition of “hoarse”

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 your self hoarse if you keep shouting like that! → See also husky adjectiveDescribing qualities of the human voice hoarsely     /hɔːs.li/ US  /hɔːrs.li/ adverb Describing qualities of the human voice hoarseness     /hɔːs.nəs/ US  /hɔːrs.nəs/ noun [U] Describing qualities of the human voice
(Definition of hoarse adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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