[ kree-kee ]
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adjective,creak·i·er, creak·i·est.
  1. creaking or apt to creak: a creaky stairway.

  2. run-down; dilapidated: a creaky shack.

  1. 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

First recorded in 1825–35; creak + -y1

Other words from creaky

  • creak·i·ly, adverb
  • creak·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby creaky Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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