Definitions for hoarseness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hoarsehɔrs, hoʊrs(adj.)hoars•er, hoars•est.

  1. having a vocal tone characterized by weakness of intensity and excessive breathiness; husky.

  2. having a raucous voice.

  3. making a harsh, low sound.

Origin of hoarse:

1350–1400; ME hors < ON *hārs (assumed var. of hāss); c. OE hās, OS hēs, OHG heis


Princeton's WordNet

  1. gruffness, hoarseness, huskiness(noun)

    a throaty harshness


  1. hoarseness(Noun)

    The quality of being hoarse; of having a dry harsh voice.

    The hoarseness of her voice was caused by years of smoking.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoarseness(noun)

    harshness or roughness of voice or sound, due to mucus collected on the vocal cords, or to swelling or looseness of the cords

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hoarseness

    An unnaturally deep or rough quality of voice.

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