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22:57 Oct 26, 2007
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:plunk-plunk of a frog
"From beyond the graveyard came the sound of running water and the occasional plunk-plunk of a frog."
Is it the sound which a frog produces with its throat or some other organ, or by jumping in water?
the heavy, dull splash of a frog leaping about in the water
Explanation: I would be very confident of this answer if NancyLynn had not agreed with sibsab's answer, which disagrees with mine. However, I never heard a frog that said "plunk-plunk," so I still think it's the sound of the frog's body in the water.
JaneTranslates Puerto Rico Local time: 05:23 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 36