How to Pronounce hoary?

Correct pronunciation for the word "hoary" is [hˈɔːɹi], [hˈɔːɹi], [h_ˈɔː_ɹ_i].

"Hoary" in context

Hoary is an adjective used to describe an event or a thing that is very old or ancient. The word hoary comes from a Proto-Indo-European word meaning "gray or white" and has been used in English since the 14th century. It is often used to describe things that are ancient, venerable, and sometimes feared due to their age.

Hoary can be used to describe a person's hair or beard, suggesting an anguishing senescence; or an item, suggesting a venerable antiquity or rusticiness. In a religious or spiritual context, hoary evokes awe and reverence.

Usage over time for hoary:

This graph shows how "hoary" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

32 words made out of letters HOARY

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