Definition of croaky in English:



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

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