Hoarse

Hoarse

(?), a. [Compar. Hoarser (?), superl. Hoarsest.] [OE. hors, also hos, has, AS. hs; akin to D. heesch, G. heiser, Icel. hss, Dan. hs, 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.
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The hoarse resounding shore.
Dryden.
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2. Harsh; grating; discordant; -- said of any sound.
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