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