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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.
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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.
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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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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 old-fashioned, dated, outdated, obsolete, out of date, archaic, antiquated, outmoded, behind the times, obsolescent During his time in office he reformed the creaky tax system.
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Translations
ذو صَرير، مُطَقْطِق
skřípavývrzavý
knagendeknirkende
roskadozó
sem marrar/brakar
gıcırdayangıcırtılı

creaky

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

[ˈkriːki] adj
[door] → grinçant(e); [floorboard] → qui craque
(= old-fashioned) → vieillot(te)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

creaky

adj (+er)
(lit)knarrend; hinges, bed springsquietschend; knees etcknackend
(fig) plot, thriller etcverstaubt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

creaky

[ˈkriːkɪ] adj (shoes, floorboards) → scricchiolante; (hinge, joint) → cigolante, stridente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in periodicals archive ?
For those who want to delve even deeper into the pulp appearances of the Continental Op, this collection also includes the Black Mask serialised versions of Red Harvest (originally entitled Poisonville) and The Dain Curse, Hammett's creakiest novel which he later dismissed as 'a silly story.' As Layman demonstrates, the language of both novels was substantially changed when they were published in book form by Knopf.
Even the creakiest or busiest among us can stomach a little walk, and it can quickly become a habit and a pleasure.
We looked at each other with contrasting levels of embarrassment and I took my leave - accompanied, just for good measure, by the sound of the world's creakiest door.
Suddenly the screen was filled with Nostradamus' predictions about the devil's son being born on the 6th June, 2006 (06-06-06 you see) and the creepiest child in the world was swinging on the creakiest of swings and smiling in a diabolical way.