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The characteristic croaking sound of a frog.‘the power of the male's commanding “ribbit” came not from the throat but from vibrations in ear membranes’
- ‘All aspects of the film were clean and clear, including dialogue, effects, music and ‘ribbits.’’
- ‘In actuality, Maddie had the grace of a frog (ribbit, ribbit!) but didn't they say love was blind?’
- ‘For 10 years, Erickson has been monitoring the Pacific chorus frogs' deep-throated, well-rounded ribbits.’
- ‘For more ‘ribbit ‘research, visit the Frogwatch USA (www.nwf.org/ keepthewildalive/frogwatch /) and Frogweb (frogweb.gov) Web sites.’’
(of a frog) croak.‘the frog ribbited at him’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.