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croak
American English: /kroʊk/
British English: /krəʊk/

Translation of croak in Spanish:

noun

  • (of frog)
    (of person)
    voz (feminine) ronca
    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

transitive verb

  • 1 (utter)
    decir con voz ronca
    Example sentences
    • On Brookfair, the nights were so clear and silent that you could hear the crickets chirping and every frog and toad croaking for their mates and you could hear cranes whooping and ducks going to sleep.
    • Frogs and toads croak out a strange mating ritual in a concrete drainage ditch.
    • She produced a gorgeous tone on the lowest strings of her viola, in that dangerous zone on the modern instrument in which the viola can sound like a frog croaking.
    Example sentences
    • ‘I've got a cold, I feel terrible,’ he reluctantly croaked.
    • Office etiquette nevertheless dictates that you must still croak down the phone when you ring in sick.
    • ‘Yeah,’ Michael croaked, finding his voice at last, ‘I'm Michael.’

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