Croak

Definition of Croak

Pronunciation: krōk
v. i.1.To make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound.
[imp. & p. p. Croaked. (krōkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Croaking.]
Loud thunder to its bottom shook the bog,
And the hoarse nation croaked.
- Pope.
2.To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually.
Marat . . . croaks with reasonableness.
- Carlyle.
v. t.1.To utter in a low, hoarse voice; to announce by croaking; to forebode; as, to croak disaster.
The raven himself is hoarse,
That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan.
- Shak.
Two ravens now began to croak
Their nuptial song.
- Wordsworth.
n.1.The coarse, harsh sound uttered by a frog or a raven, or a like sound.

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