hoarse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hors or hos, from Old Norse hás (whence the Icelandic hás), from Proto-Germanic *haisaz, akin to Old English hās.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: hōrs, Conservative RP: /hɔəs/; Comtemporary RP: /hɔːs/ General American: (traditional, now regional) /hoəɹs/, /hɔːɹs/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: horse (in most accents), hoss (in most non-rhotic accents)
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(r)s

Adjective[edit]

hoarse (comparative hoarser, superlative hoarsest)

  1. Afflicted by a dry, quite harsh voice.

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