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From Middle English hors, hos, from Old English hās, *hārs, from Proto-Germanic *haisaz, *haisraz, akin to Old Norse háss (West Norse) and heiss (East Norse) (whence Icelandic hás, Norwegian Nynorsk hås, Norwegian Bokmål hes and Swedish hes).

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hoarse (comparative hoarser, superlative hoarsest)

  1. Having a dry, harsh tone to the voice, as a result of a sore throat, age, emotion, etc.

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