Definition of Croak

1. Noun. A harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog).

Exact synonyms: Croaking
Generic synonyms: Utterance, Vocalization
Derivative terms: Croaky



2. Verb. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life. "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

3. Verb. Utter a hoarse sound, like a raven.
Exact synonyms: Cronk
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Croaker, Croaking

4. Verb. Make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath. "She grumbles when she feels overworked"

Definition of Croak

1. v. i. To make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound.

2. v. t. To utter in a low, hoarse voice; to announce by croaking; to forebode; as, to croak disaster.

3. n. The coarse, harsh sound uttered by a frog or a raven, or a like sound.

Definition of Croak

1. Noun. A faint, harsh sound made in the throat. ¹

2. Noun. The cry of a frog or toad. ''(see also ribbit)'' ¹

3. Verb. To make a croak. ¹

4. Verb. Of a frog, to make its cry. ¹

5. Verb. (slang) To die. ¹

6. Verb. Of a raven, to make its cry. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive slang) To kill someone or something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Croak

1. to utter a low, hoarse sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Croak

critiquing
critomancy
crits
critter
critter sitter
critters
crittur
critturs
crivens
crivvens
crizzle
crizzled
crk
cro protein
croagh
croak (current term)
croaked
croaker
croakers
croakier
croakiest
croakily
croaking
croaks
croaky
croatia
croc
crocacin
croceate
crocein

Literary usage of Croak

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... or humorous), chuckle, cluck, coo, croak, crool, croon, croup, crow, chirp, chirrup, holla, hollo, holloa, hoop, hoot, howl, ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Carlyle, French Rev.. III. ii. 1. 2. To announce or herald by croaking. [Rare.] The raven himself is hoarse That croakยป the fatal entrance of Duncan. ..."

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