[Note: This entry was previously coarse-talking.]
coarse adj, n sAppalachians Cf fine adj 3
Low-pitched; the low part or section of a piece of music; hence adj coarse-talking having a deep voice.
1872 U.S. Congress Rept. Joint Select Comm. Insurrectionary States 9.729 cnAL, They jawed awhile, and the coarse-talking one says, (in bass,) “Let’s go,” and they jerked out of the door. 1939 Hall Coll. eTN, Fine. . . High-pitched (of the voice). He talks fine. . . Contrasting word . . is coarse: “Your voice is too coarse.” 1969 WV Hist. 30.470, You ought not to be shocked if you hear a saintly looking grandmother admit she likes to hear a coarse-talking man; she means a man with a deep voice (this can also refer to a singing voice . . ). 1974 Fink Mountain Speech 23 wNC, eTN, Sing coarse . . sing bass. “He sings coarse at meeting.” 1981 Howell Surv. Folklife 197 neTN, seKY, Most fiddle tunes consist of two strains of equal length: a high-pitched part sometimes referred to as the “Fine” and a low part known as the “Coarse.” Each part is usually repeated once, but this practice varies from one performer to another. Most tunes begin with the “Fine” and end on the “Coarse” and are played over and over for as long as the dance demands or until the musicians give out.