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.

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Origin of creaky

First recorded in 1825–35; creak + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM creaky

creak·i·ly, adverbcreak·i·ness, noun
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