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croak

 (krōk)
n.
A low hoarse sound, as that characteristic of a frog or a raven.
v. croaked, croak·ing, croaks
v.tr.
1. To utter in a low hoarse sound.
2. Slang To kill.
v.intr.
1.
a. To utter a low hoarse sound.
b. To speak with a low hoarse voice.
2. To mutter discontentedly; grumble.
3. Slang To die.

[From Middle English croken, to croak, probably of imitative origin.]

croak′i·ly adv.
croak′y adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.croaky - like the sounds of frogs and crows; "a guttural voice"; "acres of guttural frogs"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten
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croaky

adjective
Low and grating in sound:
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Translations

croaky

[ˈkrəʊkɪ] ADJ [voice] → ronco
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croaky

[ˈkrəʊki] adj [voice] → rauque
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croaky

adj (+er) (inf) voicekrächzend; you sound a bit croakydu klingst etwas heiser
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