creaky

[kree-kee]

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.

Nearby words

  1. crazy top,
  2. crazyweed,
  3. crc,
  4. cre,
  5. creak,
  6. cream,
  7. cream cheese,
  8. cream cracker,
  9. cream ice,
  10. cream of coconut

Origin of creaky

First recorded in 1825–35; creak + -y1

Related formscreak·i·ly, adverbcreak·i·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for creaky

creaky

adj.

1834, from creak + -y (2). Related: Creakily; creakiness.

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