creaky

[ kree-kee ]
/ ˈkri ki /

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.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of creaky

First recorded in 1825–35; creak + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM creaky

creak·i·ly, adverbcreak·i·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for creaky