Hoarse (?), a. [Compar. Hoarser (?), superl. Hoarsest.] [OE. hors, also hos, has, AS. has; akin to D. heesch, G. heiser, Icel. hass, Dan. haes, 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.

 

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