Meaning of “hoarse” in the English Dictionary

"hoarse" in British English

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hoarseadjective

uk /hɔːs/ us /hɔːrs/
hoarsely
adverb uk /ˈhɔːs.li/ us /ˈhɔːrs.li/
hoarseness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈhɔːs.nəs/ us /ˈhɔːrs.nəs/

(Definition of “hoarse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hoarse" in American English

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hoarseadjective

us /hɔrs, hoʊrs/

(of a voice) sounding weak and not very well controlled, often because it has been used too much or the speaker has a cold:

He was hoarse from shouting.

(Definition of “hoarse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)