Word of the Day: Croak

  1. to make a low-pitched, harsh sound
The most professional curse ever snarled or croaked or thundered can have no effect on a pure heart. From ‘The Last Unicorn’ by Peter S. Beagle, 1939-  
  1. to speak in a deep, throaty voice
The Oldest Inhabitant croaks: “Well, of all… Things…Can it be…really!…No!…Yes!… From ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ by T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965  
  1. to grumble
If you have some idea you believe in, don’t listen to the croaking chorus. Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955   noun  
  1. a harsh, deeply pitched cry, as from a frog or a crow
My parents used to call me ‘The Little Frog,’ because whenever they asked how I knew something, I’d say ‘read it,’ which sounds a bit like a frog croak. Talulah Riley, 1985-