It's pronounced "croaky," he insists, and was invented in Ireland in the early 19th century, not in France, as the spelling of the name might have you believe.
My only problem was this week I had a sinus/throat infection that's on the mend, so I sound a little "croaky"...so bear with it...or maybe it makes me sound better...
He sounds a lot like sort of a less wholesome Al Green, sort of beautiful kind of croaky voice.
She screamed like one too, croaky and guttural, as she ordered the minions to bring her more tea—that unslakable thirst that the sisters had first noticed in her still evident.
If I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue's Barry Cryer – he of the relentlessly filthy mind and the impossibly croaky pipe-smoker's laugh – is already fully established as a national comic treasure, you wouldn't bet against the man sharing the stage with him on Sunday eventually coming to enjoy a similar status.
He concludes a tribute to acoustic music with a croaky, hammed-up version of "Maggie's Farm," and it rules.