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hoarse

hoarse

 
 
pronunciation:
hors
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
inflections: hoarser, hoarsest
definition 1: of the voice, rough and weakened, as from excessive use or respiratory difficulties.
Giving speeches had made the candidate's voice hoarse.
synonyms:
croaky, gravelly, gruff, husky, raspy, scratchy
similar words:
cracked, froggy, grating, guttural, harsh, rough, throaty
definition 2: having such a voice.
I'm still hoarse after having a cold recently.
synonyms:
croaky, raspy
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derivations: hoarsely (adv.), hoarseness (n.)
Homophone Note
The words hoarse and horse (an animal) sound alike but have different meanings.