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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Hoarse
  1. Having a harsh, rough, grating voice or sound, as when affected with a cold; making a rough, harsh cry or sound; as, the hoarse raven."The hoarse resounding shore." [Dryden.]
  2. Harsh; grating; discordant; -- said of any sound.

Etymology: OE. hors, also hos has, AS. hās; akin to D. heesch, G. heiser, Icel. hāss, Dan. hæs, Sw. hes. Cf. Prov. E. heazy

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  1. Deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion ("hoarse cries")

From Middle English hors or hos, from Old Norse háss (whence the Icelandic hás), from Proto-Germanic *haisaz, akin to Old English hās.

Fun Facts about the name Hoarse

  • When was the first name Hoarse first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hoarse is Sunday, December 2nd, 1917.
  • How unique is the name Hoarse? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hoarse. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hoarse: Your name in reverse order is Esraoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sehoar. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Hoarse born May 19, 1961

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.