What does hoarse mean?

Definitions for hoarsehɔrs, hoʊrs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hoarse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gruff, hoarse, husky(adj)

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

    "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson


  1. hoarse(Adjective)

    Afflicted by a dry, quite harsh voice.

  2. Origin: From hors or hos, from Old Norse hás (whence the Icelandic hás), akin to Old English has.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoarse

    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

  2. Hoarse

    harsh; grating; discordant; -- said of any sound

  3. Origin: [OE. hors, also hos, has, AS. hs; akin to D. heesch, G. heiser, Icel. hss, Dan. hs, Sw. hes. Cf. Prov. E. heazy.]


  1. Hoarse

    Hoarse is a live album by the band 16 Horsepower. It was released in Europe in 2000 in digipak with Glitterhouse Records. In March 2001 it was released regularly in jewel case with Glitterhouse. An American version was released in 2001 on Checkered Past records. Another American version was finally re-released on Alternative Tentacles in 2006. The song is a live album with most of the songs featured recorded at their show on May 5, 1998, at the Bluebird Theatre in Denver, except for "Horse Head" and "Fire Spirit" which features Bertrand Cantat. On the first edition of the European release, Hoarse had an incorrect track listing. Only ten tracks were listed, whereas there had been eleven; the song "Black Lung" wasn't shown. The track order was also erroneous and the cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Risin'" was incorrectly credited to 16 Horsepower. With the next European release in 2001, the errors were corrected.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hoarse

    hōrs, adj. having a harsh, grating voice, as from a cold: harsh: discordant.—adv. Hoarse′ly.—n. Hoarse′ness. [A.S. hás; Ice. háss, this prob. for hárs, throwing light on the M. E. hôrs, hoors, Scot. hairsh, &c.]

Anagrams for hoarse »

  1. ashore

  2. ahorse


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoarse in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoarse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alexander Mullings:

    My voice is hoarse. I was screaming, ‘Ahhhhhh!'.

  2. Dante Alighieri:

    There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, horrible language, words of pain, tones of anger, voices loud and hoarse, and with these the sound of hands, made a tumult which is whirling through that air forever dark, and sand eddies in a whirlwind.

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