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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoarse  \Hoarse\,  a.  [Compar.  {Hoarser},  superl.  {Hoarsest}.] 
  [OE.  hors,  also  hos,  has  AS  h[=a]s;  akin  to  D.  heesch  G. 
  heiser,  Icel.  h[=a]ss,  Dan.  h[ae]s,  Sw  hes.  Cf  Prov.  E. 
  heazy.] 
  1.  Having  a  harsh,  rough,  grating  voice  or  sound,  as  when 
  affected  with  a  cold;  making  a  rough,  harsh  cry  or  sound; 
  as  the  hoarse  raven. 
 
  The  hoarse  resounding  shore.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Harsh;  grating;  discordant;  --  said  of  any  sound. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hoarse 
  adj  :  deep  and  harsh  sounding  as  if  from  shouting  or  illness  or 
  emotion;  "gruff  voices";  "the  dog's  gruff  barking"; 
  "hoarse  cries";  "makes  all  the  instruments  sound 
  powerful  but  husky:-  Virgil  Thomson  [syn:  {gruff},  {husky}] 




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