hoarse


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hoarse

[hȯrs]
(medicine)
Having a harsh, discordant voice, caused by an abnormal condition of the larynx or throat.
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They heard a shrill whistle in the distance, and in the exact time, so well known to the sportsman, two seconds later-- another, a third, and after the third whistle the hoarse, guttural cry could be heard.
Their eyes burned and a hoarse cheer of elation broke from their dry lips.
Poyser, in a hoarse whisper; "Christian folks can't be married like cuckoos, I reckon.
Gentlemen," he said in a hoarse voice, "give me your word of honor that this horrible secret shall forever remain buried amongst ourselves
moaned the Scot, in a hoarse, grating voice--and then the two struggled desperately for the rifle.
Again the hoarse cheering burst out from below, and he heard the clang of the rising portcullis.
A dim light shone at intervals from some bed-room window; and the hoarse barking of dogs occasionally broke the silence of the night.
Before I could get upon my feet and recover my gun, which seemed to have been struck from my hands, I heard Morgan crying out as if in mortal agony, and mingling with his cries were such hoarse, savage sounds as one hears from fighting dogs.
He was so hoarse that Alice could scarcely hear him.
The hoarse High Street became musical with the cry, in various silvery voices, 'Good-bye, Rosebud darling
Or a oyster,' added the third, who was a hoarse gentleman, supported by very round legs.
His breathing was hoarse, and he always had a cough.