Pronunciation: (hôrs, hōrs), [key]
—adj. hoars•er, hoars•est.
1. having a vocal tone characterized by weakness of intensity and excessive breathiness; husky: the hoarse voice of the auctioneer.
2. having a raucous voice.
3. making a harsh, low sound.
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