Synonyms for croaking

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"And are damned for a croaking, maudlin' craven," added Joseph.

The croaking made Maget's brain scream with the immensity of the sound.

During the night the water near us seemed alive with croaking frogs.

Oh, I am not croaking, but this is no fun, let me tell you that.

I'll say this for Sonntag—he's been overdue for a croaking this long time.

Jupiter, disturbed by the noise of their croaking, inquired the cause of their complaint.

Suddenly he saw the raven, and at the same moment it rose, croaking the alarm.

It was not for nothing that the raven was just now croaking on my left hand.

The rain had driven most of the frogs and other croaking creatures to cover.

A frog was croaking in a runlet; there was a faint spicy scent of lemons.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., crouken, imitative or related to Old English cracian (see crack (v.)). Slang meaning "to die" is first recorded 1812, from sound of death rattle. Related: Croaked; croaking.

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adjectivehoarse
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