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HOARSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hoarse mean? 

HOARSE (adjective)
  The adjective HOARSE has 1 sense:

1. deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion

  Familiarity information: HOARSE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOARSE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion

Synonyms:

hoarse; gruff; husky

Context examples:

gruff voices / the dog's gruff barking / hoarse cries / makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky

Similar:

cacophonic; cacophonous (having an unpleasant sound)


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