Definition of croaky in US English:

croaky

adjective

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

    • ‘Finally, there was the day in 2002 when he heard a croaky voice behind him: ‘Keep a straight line, sonny!’’
    • ‘‘Settle, settle,’ she grated in her croaky voice.’
    • ‘And I'll be able to remember the first time I heard that croaky voice.’
    • ‘This cold refuses to give up and is hounding my heels and head with sniffles, scratchy throat, a croaky voice and explosive sinus pain.’
    • ‘When my eyelids met, a croaky voice opened them again.’
    • ‘My voice was croaky, slightly hoarse, but he heard it.’
    • ‘My voice is hoarse and croaky, my hands hurt and I'm still shaking!’
    • ‘The boy's voice was croaky and his lips barely moved.’
    • ‘The croaky voice may last for a week after the other symptoms have gone.’
    • ‘Speaking in a croaky voice one student admitted, ‘we've all be drinking too much, staying up too late and eating rubbish.’’
    • ‘He began to talk, still in his low, croaky voice.’
    • ‘My voice was croaky but I was able to communicate.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Maggie's voice was croaky; she hadn't spoken to anyone for a while.’
    • ‘‘Hello,’ he says in his croaky voice, pushing his head forward, turtle-like and squinting at me on the doorstep.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The man's voice was very deep and croaky, as if he had a throat infection.’
    • ‘Her voice was croaky, and she had missed a few notes.’
    • ‘I almost jumped at the sound of Kevin's croaky voice.’
    • ‘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.’
    grating, jarring, grinding, rasping, raspy, strident, raucous, brassy, jangling, metallic, ear-piercing, discordant, dissonant, disagreeable, unharmonious, cacophonous, unmelodious
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Pronunciation

croaky

/ˈkrōkē//ˈkroʊki/