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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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Cries were heard in the startling vicinity of the chasm between the two caves, which mingled with hoarser yells that arose out of the abyss of the deep ravine.
In a word, a city of another and a bygone time is Cloisterham, with its hoarse Cathedral-bell, its hoarse rooks hovering about the Cathedral tower, its hoarser and less distinct rooks in the stalls far beneath.
But his voice was perfectly audible, though hoarser than usual, and his words were distinctly pronounced, though he paused between sentence as if short of breath.
There were lip-exclamations of approval on the part of the women, and hoarser notes of confirmation came from the men.
Sean Dyche apologised for his trademark gravel voice sounding hoarser than normal when he spoke after the game, citing a seasonal cold and the shouting he had done during the preceding 90 minutes.