croakily

croaky

[kroh-kee]
adjective, croakier, croakiest.
low-pitched and hoarse; croaking.

Origin:
1840–50; croak + -y1

croakily, adverb
croakiness, noun
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croak (krəʊk)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (of frogs, crows, etc) to make a low, hoarse cry
2.  to utter (something) in this manner: he croaked out the news
3.  (intr) to grumble or be pessimistic
4.  slang
 a.  (intr) to die
 b.  (tr) to kill
 
n
5.  a low hoarse utterance or sound
 
[Old English crācettan; related to Old Norse krāka a crow; see creak]
 
'croaky
 
adj
 
'croakily
 
adv
 
'croakiness
 
n

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