avere la raucedine
Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression avere la raucedine, which means to be hoarse. La raucedine means hoarsening (of the voice). This is a peculiar expression that I had never heard until recently. Listen to the recording to hear the word pronouced.
See the expression used below:
Marco si è svegliato e non riusciva a parlare: era evidente che aveva la raucedine. Sentiva la sua voce “strana” e “forzata”.
Marco woke up and couldn’t talk: it was obvious he was hoarse. His voice sounded strange and forced.