Meaning of “croup” in the English Dictionary

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"croup" in English

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croupnoun [ U ]

uk /kruːp/ us /kruːp/

Examples from literature

  • He lay patiently fighting for breath, like a child with croup. 
  • In croup there is pain and difficulty in swallowing, fever and cough, which are usually absent in asthma. 
  • Symptoms. True croup is generally preceded by what is known as "a cold." 
  • There was a sudden alarm one night, when her little namesake was found strangling with the croup. 
  • They had come from a part of the interior where the disease called croup occasionally prevails. 

(Definition of “croup” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)