Definition of Hoarseness

1. Noun. A throaty harshness.

Exact synonyms: Gruffness, Huskiness
Generic synonyms: Harshness, Roughness
Derivative terms: Gruff, Hoarse, Husky



Definition of Hoarseness

1. n. Harshness or roughness of voice or sound, due to mucus collected on the vocal cords, or to swelling or looseness of the cords.

Definition of Hoarseness

1. Noun. The quality of being hoarse; of having a dry harsh voice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hoarseness

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Medical Definition of Hoarseness

1. An unnaturally deep or rough quality of voice. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoarseness

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hoarheads
hoarhound
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hoarier
hoariest
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hoarinesses
hoaring
hoars
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hoarsely
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hoarsenesses
hoarsening
hoarsens
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hoarstone
hoarstones
hoary
hoary alison
hoary alyssum
hoary golden bush
hoary marmot
hoary marmots
hoary pea

Literary usage of Hoarseness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1901)
"The Clinical Significance of Chronic Hoarseness and Loss of Voice —P. WATSON ... Inasmuch as simple hoarseness is not seldom the only symptom noticed by the ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"Nature and Treatment of Hoarseness.—The following is an abstract of the views of M. TROUSSEAU on the above subject, as given in the Journal de Mede- cine et ..."

3. The Homoeopathic domestic medicine by Joseph Laurie (1883)
"This remedy will be found useful in removing any symptoms remaining after the above, but it is to be preferred should the hoarseness, from the commencement, ..."

4. Mind and Voice: Principles and Methods in Vocal Training by Samuel Silas Curry (1910)
"Hoarseness. When the vocal bands are swollen by cold or when mucus is abnormally secreted upon the membranes, especially upon the bands themselves, ..."

5. Homœopathic Therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1890)
"in larynx ; hoarseness on account of tough mucus in larynx, which can only be removed by strong hawking; catarrhal hoarseness of trachea, with dryness of ..."

6. Homoeopathic Domestic Practice: Containing Also Chapters on Anatomy by Egbert Guernsey (1853)
"Nux-vom. is a prominent remedy, and particularly indicated where the hoarseness is worse in the morning and is accompanied with dry, rough, fatiguing cough. ..."

7. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1863)
"On Uncomplicated Hoarseness and the Sudden Hoarseness of Singers. By M. JACCOUD. (Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery, and Medical Circular, May 14, ..."

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