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hoarse

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

hoarse (comparative hoarser, superlative hoarsest)

  1. Afflicted by a dry, quite harsh voice.

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