creaky

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creak·y

 (krē′kē)
adj. creak·i·er, creak·i·est
1. Tending to creak.
2. Shaky or infirm, as with age; decrepit: creaky knee joints; a creaky regime.
3. Linguistics Of or relating to a speech sound that is produced with the vocal cords loosely compressed, resulting in irregular, very low-pitched voicing.

creak′i·ly adv.
creak′i·ness n.

creak•y

(ˈkri ki)

adj. creak•i•er, creak•i•est.
1. creaking or apt to creak.
2. run-down; dilapidated.
[1825–35]
creak′i•ly, adv.
creak′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.creaky - worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2.creaky - having a rasping or grating sound; "creaky stairs"
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"
3.creaky - of or pertaining to arthritiscreaky - of or pertaining to arthritis; "my creaky old joints"; "rheumy with age and grief"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"

creaky

adjective
1. squeaky, creaking, squeaking, unoiled, grating, rusty, rasping, raspy She pushed open the creaky door.
2. old-fashioned, dated, outdated, obsolete, out of date, archaic, antiquated, outmoded, behind the times, obsolescent During his time in office he reformed the creaky tax system.
Translations
ذو صَرير، مُطَقْطِق
skřípavývrzavý
knagendeknirkende
roskadozó
sem marrar/brakar
gıcırdayangıcırtılı

creaky

[ˈkriːkɪ] ADJ (creakier (compar) (creakiest (superl))) → rechinador (fig) → poco sólido

creaky

[ˈkriːki] adj
[door] → grinçant(e); [floorboard] → qui craque
(= old-fashioned) → vieillot(te)

creaky

adj (+er)
(lit)knarrend; hinges, bed springsquietschend; knees etcknackend
(fig) plot, thriller etcverstaubt

creaky

[ˈkriːkɪ] adj (shoes, floorboards) → scricchiolante; (hinge, joint) → cigolante, stridente

creak

(kriːk) verb
to make a sharp grating sound. That chair is creaking beneath your weight.
noun
such a sound. The strange creaks in the old house kept the girl awake.
ˈcreaky adjective
ˈcreakiness noun
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