• WordNet 3.6
    • adv hoarsely in a hoarse or husky voice "`Excuse me,' he said hoarsely"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Hoarsely With a harsh, grating sound or voice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hoarsely In a hoarse manner; with a rough, grating voice or sound.
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  • Lord Byron
    “The Angels were all singing out of tune, and hoarse with having little else to do, excepting to wind up the sun and moon or curb a runaway young star or two.”
  • Lewis Carroll
    “If everybody minded their own business, the Duchess said in a hoarse growl, the world would go round a deal faster than it does.”


In literature:

When he spoke his voice was hoarse.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
In a hoarse voice she shouted indecent words through the window.
"The Awakening" by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
Her voice was hoarse with tears; her face was all hot and quivering with shame and anger.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He laughed, hoarsely, with a grim mirth that startled them.
"The Trail Horde" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Suddenly old Rangsley began to sing; his voice was hoarse and drunken.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Afterwards he knew that he had done this because of the horrible hoarseness of Mrs. Armine's voice.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
Vale's voice came instantly, scratchy and hoarse and frantic.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Her voice was not so hoarse.
"Madelon" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Her voice was strained and hoarse on the high notes, from much lamentation, but she still raised it imperiously.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
It first manifests itself by a short, dry, croupy cough, and hoarseness of the voice.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

In poetry:

In war's hoarse rage, in ocean's strife,
For skill, for force, for mercy known:
Still prompt to shield a comrade's life,
And greatly careless of his own.--
"Epitaph On A Young Naval Officer. Designed For A Tomb In A Town In Wales" by Reginald Heber
I come to thee
O'er the moonlit sea,
When the hoarse wave revisits thy shore!
When waters shout,
And the stars peep out,
I am with thee in spirit once more.
"“Memento”" by Mary Baker Eddy
From the thick copse the roebucks bound,
The startled red-deer scuds the plain,
For the hoarse bugle's warrior-sound
Has roused their mountain haunts again.
"Cadyow Castle" by Sir Walter Scott
Oh, once again revive, while on my ear
The cry of Gain
And low hoarse hum of Traffic die away,
Ye blessed memories of my early day
Like sere grass wet with rain!
"Chalkey Hall" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Now chill and loud the North wind blew,
Through the long aisles hoarse murmurs ran;
The shuddering sisters' cheeks were pale,
When they their midnight tasks began.
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie
To all his plaints the sleeping curs reply,
And with hoarse snorings imitate a sigh:
Such gloomy scenes with lovers' minds agree,
And solitude to them is best society.
"Colemira. A Culinary Eclogue" by William Shenstone

In news:

Suburban Chicago's the Orwells don't say much, and when they do it's usually shouted hoarsely in call-and-response vocals.
Sick of hoarse whispering in the library.
When Sue Perry adopted her dog Porter two and a half years ago from a rescue group, she noticed he had a hoarse, raspy bark.
Pertussis presenting as hoarseness in an adult.
This report describes a 65-year-old man presenting to the otolaryngology service with hoarseness secondary to pertussis.
No Worry in Clinton's Hoarseness Treatment.
That raspy, hoarse voice is unmistakable.
Kevin Ollie's voice was hoarse.
Shortness of breath , wheezing, or hoarseness.
Kevin Ollie's voice is hoarse.
Your rebel yell goes hoarse.
Mike Gimenez's voice is hoarse these days.
Patterson addressed the crowd shortly after the band and cheerleaders entered and sounded hoarse as he talked.
Pertussis presenting as hoarseness in an adult.
This report describes a 65-year-old man presenting to the otolaryngology service with hoarseness secondary to pertussis .