• (America) enPR: hōrs, IPA: /hɔɹs/
  • (RP) IPA: /hɔːs/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ho(ː)ɹs/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /hoəs/

hoarse (comparative hoarser, superlative hoarsest)

  1. Having a dry, harsh tone to the voice, as a result of a sore throat, age, emotion, etc.
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 1, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473 ↗:
      I am old and my voice is hoarse […]

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