AskDefine | Define hoarseness

Dictionary Definition

hoarseness n : a throaty harshness [syn: gruffness, huskiness]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The quality of being hoarse; of having a dry harsh voice.
    The hoarseness of her voice was caused by years of smoking.


Extensive Definition

Dysphonia is the medical term for hoarseness or other phonation disorders. It is considered much less severe than aphonia.

Common types of dysphonia

hoarseness in Bulgarian: Дисфония
hoarseness in German: Dysphonie
hoarseness in Hebrew: צרידות
hoarseness in Polish: Chrypka
hoarseness in Yiddish: הייזעריג
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