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Pronunciation: /krəʊk/

Translation of croak in Spanish:


  • (of frog) croar (masculine), canto (masculine); (of raven) graznido (masculine); (of person) voz (feminine) ronca, graznido (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The track ends with a nighttime snippet of what sounds like a frog pond - croaks, chirps, waterlogged crickets.
    • She finally reached a point where she could hear the voices over the sounds of the crickets and the croaks of frogs.
    • In some places it is primeval and wet, where streaky barked eucalyptus strive upwards through dripping mists alive with frog croaks.
    Example sentences
    • A second croak tore like a whip-lash through the silent forest.
    • His voice gave out on the final syllable, his distressed croak fading abruptly into an almost inaudible squeak.
    • When the voice spoke, it was a hoarse croak, thunderous and deep.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 [frog] croar; [raven] graznar 1.2 (utter) [person] hablar con voz ronca

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (utter) decir* con voz ronca

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