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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog);
[syn: croak, croaking]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Croak \Croak\ (kr[=o]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Croaked. (kr[=o]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Croaking.] [From the primitive of AS. cracettan to croak as a raven; akin to G. kr[aum]chzen to croak, and to E. creak, crake.] 1. To make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound. [1913 Webster] Loud thunder to its bottom shook the bog, And the hoarse nation croaked. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually. [1913 Webster] Marat . . . croaks with reasonableness. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

croaking n 1: a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog) [syn: croak, croaking]