Share this entry
crake Syllabification: crake

Definition of crake in English:


1A bird of the rail family, especially one with a short bill like the corncrake.
  • Family Rallidae: several genera, in particular Porzana, and numerous species
Example sentences
  • Like other crakes the corncrake was more prone than most to colliding with overhead wires.
  • Binoculars are supplied so you can view the black teal, swans, dabchicks, ducks and even the spotless crake or elusive bittern.
  • Looking over the balcony at Cassowary Lodge, Atwood watched rare red-necked crakes scratching about in the bushes.
1.1The rasping cry of the corn crake.


Middle English (originally denoting a crow or raven): from Old Norse kráka, krákr, of imitative origin.

Words that rhyme with crake

ache, awake, bake, betake, Blake, brake, break, cake, drake, fake, flake, forsake, hake, Jake, lake, make, mistake, opaque, partake, quake, rake, sake, shake, sheikh, slake, snake, splake, stake, steak, strake, take, undertake, wake, wideawake
Definition of crake in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources