1. [syn: gruff, hoarse, husky]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hoarse \Hoarse\, a. [Compar. Hoarser, superl. Hoarsest.]
[OE. hors, also hos, has, AS. h[=a]s; akin to D. heesch, G.
heiser, Icel. h[=a]ss, Dan. h[ae]s, Sw. hes. Cf. Prov. E.
1. Having a harsh, rough, grating voice or sound, as when
affected with a cold; making a rough, harsh cry or sound;
as, the hoarse raven.
The hoarse resounding shore. --Dryden.
2. Harsh; grating; discordant; -- said of any sound.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or
emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking";
"hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful
but husky"- Virgil Thomson [syn: gruff, hoarse,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
53 Moby Thesaurus words for "hoarse":
blurred, brassy, brazen, breathy, choked, choking, coarse, cracked,
croaking, croaky, drawling, drawly, dry, dysphonic, grating, gruff,
guttural, harsh, harsh-sounding, hawking, husky, inarticulate,
indistinct, jarring, lisping, metallic, mispronounced, muzzy,
nasal, quavering, ragged, rasping, raucid, raucous, rough, roupy,
rude, shaking, shaky, snuffling, squawking, squawky, stertorous,
stifled, strangled, strident, stridulous, thick, throaty, tinny,
tremulous, twangy, velar