Definition of hoarseness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hoarseness

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhɔːsnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrsnəs//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the quality in somebody's voice of sounding rough and unpleasant, especially because of a sore throat