adjective, creak·i·er, creak·i·est.
- creaking or apt to creak: a creaky stairway.
- run-down; dilapidated: a creaky shack.
- Phonetics. (of the voice) produced by vibration of a small portion of the vocal cords while the arytenoid cartilages are held together, with little breath being released; laryngealized.
Origin of creaky
Related formscreak·i·ly, adverbcreak·i·ness, noun
First recorded in 1825–35; creak
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for creakily
Historical Examples of creakily
They got into a small round elevator and Ringg punched buttons; it began to rise, slowly and creakily, toward the top.
He paid very close attention to it as he was carried slowly and creakily upward.
And still the rusty old wheels revolved, as creakily as ever, at the Capital.
Word Origin and History for creakily
1834, from creak + -y (2). Related: Creakily; creakiness.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper