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  • adj. Like that of a frog

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. like the sounds of frogs and crows.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having or uttering a croak, or low, harsh, guttural sound; hoarse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. like the sounds of frogs and crows


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  • He sounds a lot like sort of a less wholesome Al Green, sort of beautiful kind of croaky voice.

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  • It's pronounced "croaky," he insists, and was invented in Ireland in the early 19th century, not in France, as the spelling of the name might have you believe.

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  • My only problem was this week I had a sinus/throat infection that's on the mend, so I sound a little "croaky" bear with it...or maybe it makes me sound better...


  • If I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue's Barry Cryer – he of the relentlessly filthy mind and the impossibly croaky pipe-smoker's laugh – is already fully established as a national comic treasure, you wouldn't bet against the man sharing the stage with him on Sunday eventually coming to enjoy a similar status.

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  • She screamed like one too, croaky and guttural, as she ordered the minions to bring her more tea—that unslakable thirst that the sisters had first noticed in her still evident.

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  • He concludes a tribute to acoustic music with a croaky, hammed-up version of "Maggie's Farm," and it rules.

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  • Eli Manning—the same Eli Manning who takes the annual croaky complaining he's not Peyton enough—has the third-highest quarterback rating in the NFL.

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  • Giving evidence in a soft and occasionally croaky voice, Ecclestone admitted Gribkowsky had never made an "open threat" to tip-off the Inland Revenue.

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  • The croaky debate about the quarterback's ability continues among desperate holdouts, arguing like isolated rebels who don't know the battle's over.

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  • Still, if we are to concede the croaky premise that professional soccer in this country is not as big here as the rest of the world, that it's not given the same level of worship as NFL football or the NBA or baseball, every soccer fan might consider offering the same, resistant response:

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