croaky

[ kroh-kee ]
/ ˈkroʊ ki /

adjective, croak·i·er, croak·i·est.

low-pitched and hoarse; croaking.

Origin of croaky

First recorded in 1840–50; croak + -y1
Related formscroak·i·ly, adverbcroak·i·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for croaky

  • "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
  • 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 Mag's croaky voice.

    The Little Lame Prince|Dinah Maria Mulock