Definition of ribbit in English:

ribbit

noun

informal
  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All aspects of the film were clean and clear, including dialogue, effects, music and ‘ribbits.’’
    • ‘For more ‘ribbit ‘research, visit the Frogwatch USA (www.nwf.org/ keepthewildalive/frogwatch /) and Frogweb (frogweb.gov) Web sites.’’

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • (of a frog) croak.

    ‘the frog ribbited at him’

Origin

1960s: imitative.

Pronunciation:

ribbit

/ˈribit/