• (RP) enPR: kôs, IPA: /kɔːs/
  • (America) enPR: kôrs, IPA: /kɔːɹs/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: kōrs, IPA: /ko(ː)ɹs/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /koəs/

coarse (comparative coarser, superlative coarsest)

  1. Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
  2. Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy.
    coarse manners
    coarse language
    • 1791, John Walker, A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary […] , London: Sold by G. G. J. and J. Robinſon, Paternoſter Row; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, OCLC 37805775 ↗, page 211, columns earth}}] is liable to a coarſe vulgar pronunciation, as if written Urth;{{...}:
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  • (of inferior quality): fine
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