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croaky

[kroh-kee] /ˈkroʊ ki/
adjective, croakier, croakiest.
1.
low-pitched and hoarse; croaking.
Origin of croaky
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; croak + -y1
Related forms
croakily, adverb
croakiness, noun
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  • "Or a Magpie," answered she with a capital imitation of Mag's croaky voice.

    The Little Lame Prince Dinah Maria Mulock
  • Ward: Is there anything now has a sound like the croaky screech of a jackdaw?

    Seven Short Plays Lady Gregory
  • The expression tickled him into a creaky, croaky sort of laugh.

    A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • "Or a magpie," answered she, with a capital imitation of Mistress Mag's croaky voice.

    The Little Lame Prince Miss Mulock--Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik

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