hoarseness hoarseness  /ˈhɔrs nəs/


  • (n) a throaty harshness



  1. Soapbox-oratory has given him a chronic hoarseness.
  2. Crack's immediate effects are readily observable: chronic sore throats and hoarseness are common.
  3. Hogarth kept a parrot, an extraordinarily clever mimic; through long association and natural hoarseness their voices were almost indistinguishable.


  • Smoke inhalation symptoms fill waiting rooms

    By Molly Trotter/KTVL.COM MEDFORD, Ore. -- Smoky skies are concerning doctors as patients steadily fill the waiting rooms. There are a number of  signs and symptoms of smoke inhalation may develop. Symptoms may include cough, shortness of breath, hoarseness, headache, and acute mental status changes. ...
    on August 7, 2013     Source: KTVL Medford


  1. "Prolonged screaming is the most physically intense use of the voice -- our screams are meant to be short -- to scare a beast away," Reed said in a statement. "Such stress on the vocal cords results in vocal fatigue, thus hoarseness, and can...
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Andre Reed Source: United Press International

  2. "It was a huge weekend," Landrieu said in a telephone interview with POLITICO. "I'm just a little hoarse. But my happiness will make up for my hoarseness."
    on Feb 8, 2010 By: Mitch Landrieu Source: Politico

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