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[skwee-kee] /ˈskwi ki/
adjective, squeakier, squeakiest.
squeaking; tending to squeak:
His squeaky shoes could be heard across the lobby.
Origin of squeaky
First recorded in 1860-65; squeak + -y1
Related forms
squeakily, adverb
squeakiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Ha—specimen genus cypripedium," came in a squeaky bark from the professor as he held me in his eye.

    The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott
  • "That's all you know about it," answered the little Brown Bear in a squeaky voice.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • He was a small, freckle-faced youth, with a squeaky voice and ginger hair, and had only just come to sea.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • A great explosion of squeaky French followed, a word or two of Italian.

    The Blue Wall Richard Washburn Child
  • I can b'lieve anything of anyone wot talks in that squeaky voice.

    More William Richmal Crompton
Word Origin and History for squeaky

1862, from squeak (n.) + -y (2). Squeaky clean in figurative sense is from 1972, probably from advertisements for dishwashing liquid.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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