Definition of croaky in English:


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adjectiveadjective croakier, adjective croakiest

  • (of a person's voice) deep and hoarse.

    ‘My voice was croaky, slightly hoarse, but he heard it.’
    • ‘Speaking in a croaky voice one student admitted, ‘we've all be drinking too much, staying up too late and eating rubbish.’’
    • ‘Finally, there was the day in 2002 when he heard a croaky voice behind him: ‘Keep a straight line, sonny!’’
    • ‘Everyone knows that if you're calling in sick, the time to do so is first thing in the morning, when your voice is croaky and sounds its ropiest, regardless of the robustness of your health.’
    • ‘Through a clever process of hunching herself over and putting on a croaky voice she has actually managed to increase her age by an awe-inspiring 7 million years.’
    • ‘I notice that whenever I start talking to someone, I put on my little pathetic croaky voice, and if that doesn't work, I start coughing.’
    • ‘This cold refuses to give up and is hounding my heels and head with sniffles, scratchy throat, a croaky voice and explosive sinus pain.’
    • ‘And I'll be able to remember the first time I heard that croaky voice.’
    • ‘My voice is hoarse and croaky, my hands hurt and I'm still shaking!’
    • ‘‘Hello,’ he says in his croaky voice, pushing his head forward, turtle-like and squinting at me on the doorstep.’
    • ‘‘Settle, settle,’ she grated in her croaky voice.’
    • ‘My voice was croaky but I was able to communicate.’
    • ‘Her voice was croaky, and she had missed a few notes.’
    • ‘When my eyelids met, a croaky voice opened them again.’
    • ‘He began to talk, still in his low, croaky voice.’
    • ‘I almost jumped at the sound of Kevin's croaky voice.’
    • ‘The boy's voice was croaky and his lips barely moved.’
    • ‘Maggie's voice was croaky; she hadn't spoken to anyone for a while.’
    • ‘The croaky voice may last for a week after the other symptoms have gone.’
    • ‘The man's voice was very deep and croaky, as if he had a throat infection.’
    grating, jarring, grinding, rasping, raspy, strident, raucous, brassy, jangling, metallic, ear-piercing, discordant, dissonant, disagreeable, unharmonious, cacophonous, unmelodious



/ˈkrōkē/ /ˈkroʊki/