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.
- creak·i·ly, adverb
- creak·i·ness, noun
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How to use creaky in a sentence
Those Sixers fans must understand that Beal’s creaky hamstring is getting better, not worse, and that his 25-point night against the Pacers came in just 28 minutes — load management in the playoffs.These Wizards are many things as they enter the playoffs. Afraid is not one of them. | Barry Svrluga | May 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Dody Fugate lives in a creaky, low-ceilinged prefab on seven acres of scrub outside Santa Fe.The Search for a Ranger Who Was Lost and Never Found | Brendan Borrell | April 1, 2021 | Outside Online
I’d been invited to dinner at the home of one of my fellow guides, and when I stepped onto the creaky floorboards of the old cottage, I discovered a woman in jeans and sandals and a sleeveless shirt stirring soup on the stove.
That preconception primes our minds to run wild whenever we hear a creaky floorboard or feel a sudden chill.
The migration will also mean Element will be replacing the current “creaky” matrix-appservice-gitter bridge.Element acquires Gitter to get more developers on board with the open Matrix messaging protocol | Natasha Lomas | September 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
Manson seemed to breathe soundlessly, to walk with unbelievable silence over creaky floors.
To make matters worse, the system is pushing more people through the same creaky infrastructure.Summer Air Travel From Hell: Get Ready for Crowded Planes | Daniel Gross | May 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Roth-directed drama is an almost unwatchable muddle of horror tropes and painfully creaky dialogue.‘Hemlock Grove’: Netflix’s Latest Original Show Is Scary Bad | Jace Lacob | April 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And when Bush misled our nation into war, the creaky old son of the coalfields gave his greatest roar.
The songs, which have creaky titles like “All that Razz” and “Hooray for What's-not-good,” are belted out with pitchy gusto.
As the girl spoke, footsteps were heard ascending the creaky wooden stair.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
Can't cry creaky waxworks any more than you can stinking fish.
Grateful for the offer, Emily climbed into the creaky seat under the fragrant, overhanging load.The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Since the building was of wood, I had to exercise great caution in moving about, so creaky were the boards.13 Days | John Alan Lyde Caunter
Footsteps came from the hall, creaky noises of someone trying not to make a sound.The Impossible Voyage Home | Floyd L. Wallace