Croak v. i. [imp. & p. p. Croaked. (krōkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Croaking.]
1. To make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound.
Loud thunder to its bottom shook the bog,
And the hoarse nation croaked. --Pope.
2. To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually.
Marat . . . croaks with reasonableness. --Carlyle.
adj : like the sounds of frogs and crows; "a guttural voice";
"acres of guttural frogs" [syn: croaky, guttural]
n : a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog) [syn: croak]