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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Gentlemen," he said in a hoarse voice, "give me your word of honor that this horrible secret shall forever remain buried amongst ourselves
Their eyes burned and a hoarse cheer of elation broke from their dry lips.
When they perceived in him signs of exhaustion, and he could no longer be provoked to make battle, they would dismount from their horses, approach him in the rear, and seizing him by the tail, jerk him from side to side, and drag him backward; until the frantic animal, gathering fresh strength from fury, would break from them, and rush, with flashing eyes and a hoarse bellowing, upon any enemy in sight; but in a little while, his transient excitement at an end, would pitch headlong on the ground, and expire.
Poyser, who was wrapped up in a warm shawl and was too hoarse to speak with her usual facility.
At last the fairy came back and sang with a hoarse voice:
Throughout the day he was delirious, pacing up and down, uttering hoarse cries, gnawing his clinched fists, and ready to open his veins and drink his own hot blood.
Here is the concluding phrase; let the reader add the hoarse voice and the breathless gestures of Master Charmolue,
said the huntsman in his deep bass, deep as a proto-deacon's and hoarse with hallooing- and two flashing black eyes gazed from under his brows at his master, who was silent.
Pray don't say any more about it," said Will, in a hoarse undertone extremely unlike his usual light voice.
The house behind him was on fire, the air seemed filled with hoarse shoutings.
The little boy fell to the ground and gave a hoarse, tremendous howl.
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.