hoarse vs husky what difference

what is difference between hoarse and husky

English

Etymology

From Middle English hors, hos, from Old English hās, *hārs, from Proto-Germanic *haisaz, *haisraz, akin to Old Norse háss (West Norse) and heiss (East Norse) (whence Icelandic hás, Norwegian Nynorsk hås, Norwegian Bokmål hes and Swedish hes).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) enPR: hôrs; IPA(key): /hɔɹs/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɔːs/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /hoəs/
  • Homophone: horse (in accents with the horse-hoarse merger)
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)s

Adjective

hoarse (comparative hoarser, superlative hoarsest)

  1. Having a dry, harsh tone to the voice, as a result of a sore throat, age, emotion, etc.
    • I am old and my voice is hoarse []

Derived terms

  • hoarsely
  • hoarsen
  • hoarseness

Translations

Anagrams

  • Hoares, ahorse, ashore, hearos, shoare


English

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈhʌs.ki/
  • Rhymes: -ʌski

Etymology 1

From husk +‎ -y; in relation to voice, from the sense “dry as a husk” or “tough as a husk”.

Adjective

husky (comparative huskier, superlative huskiest)

  1. (of a voice) Hoarse and rough-sounding.
  2. (US) Burly, stout.
    • 1910, Hamlin Garland, Other Main-Travelled Roads
      You look like a good, husky man to pitch in the barnyard []
    • 1965, Popular Mechanics, September issue, page 22
      Word got around quickly that this plane, which has been flying since January, is bigger and huskier than our proposed C-5A []
  3. Abounding with husks; consisting of husks.
    • Some swains have sown before: but most have found
      A husky harvest from the grudging ground.
Derived terms
  • huskily
  • huskiness
Translations

Etymology 2

Shortening of husky dog, where husky is ultimately from the same Old Montagnais root as Eskimo.

Noun

husky (plural huskies)

  1. Any of several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs.
Alternative forms
  • huskie
Synonyms
  • polar dog
Related terms
  • Husky (an Eskimo person; an Eskimo language) (dated)
  • Eskimo
Translations
See also
  • husky on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • husky on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

Czech

Etymology 1

Noun

husky

  1. husky (breed of dog)
Declension

Etymology 2

Noun

husky

  1. (informal) Diminutive of husy
Declension

See huska

Synonyms
  • husy
  • husičky
Related terms
  • husa
  • huska
  • husička

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English husky

Noun

husky m (definite singular huskyen, indefinite plural huskyer, definite plural huskyene)

  1. a husky (breed of dog)

References

  • “husky” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English husky

Noun

husky m (definite singular huskyen, indefinite plural huskyar, definite plural huskyane)

  1. a husky (breed of dog)

Spanish

Noun

husky m (plural huskys)

  1. husky (dogs)

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