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hoarse

 
 
pronunciation:
hors
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
inflections: hoarser, hoarsest
definition 1: having a rough and weak sound because of illness or too much use.
His voice was hoarse after giving a long speech.
synonyms:
gruff, husky
similar words:
cracked, grating, harsh, rough
definition 2: having such a voice.
He was hoarse after yelling for the dog.
derivations: hoarsely (adv.), hoarseness (n.)
Homophone Note
The words hoarse and horse (an animal) sound alike but have different meanings.