What is another word for hoarseness?

Pronunciation: [hˈɔːsnəs] (IPA)

Hoarseness is a common condition characterized by an abnormal change in the sound of the voice. It is often caused by inflammation or irritation in the vocal cords, resulting in a raspy, strained, or rough voice. Synonyms for hoarseness include dysphonia, roughness, raspiness, huskiness, croakiness, gruffness, throatiness and hoarse voice. Dysphonia often refers to a more severe and ongoing condition of hoarseness caused by various medical conditions. Roughness, raspiness, and huskiness are often used interchangeably with hoarseness, whereas croakiness refers to a voice that sounds like a frog. Throatiness and gruffness describe a voice that has a deep and rough quality.

What are the hypernyms for Hoarseness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Hoarseness

Poor child, she must have a cold, for she suffers from hoarseness.
"A Top-Floor Idyl"
George van Schaick
There was a hoarseness in Matheson's voice; he cleared his throat to relieve it.
"Swirling Waters"
Max Rittenberg
When at length he saw it, like a gray bird lying on the waters far away, with the sun's light tipping the hill-tops like a feathery crest, he felt so thick about the throat that he took six steerage passengers to the bar below to help him to get rid of his hoarseness.
"Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893"
Hall Caine

Famous quotes with Hoarseness

  • There is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow.
    William Cowper

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