Associations to the word «Hoarse»

Wiktionary

HOARSE, adjective. Afflicted by a dry, quite harsh voice.

Dictionary definition

HOARSE, adjective. 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.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke