creaky


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Related to creaky: creaking, Creaky voice

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 old-fashioned, dated, outdated, obsolete, out of date, archaic, antiquated, outmoded, behind the times, obsolescent During his time in office he reformed the creaky tax system.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
References in classic literature ?
Stepan Arkadyevitch was already washed and combed and ready to be dressed, when Matvey, stepping deliberately in his creaky boots, came back into the room with the telegram in his hand.
The words sounded a little hoarse and creaky, and they were uttered all in the same tone, without any change of expression whatever; but both Dorothy and Billina understood them perfectly.
There is a certain house within my familiar recollection,--one of those peaked-gable (there are seven of them), projecting-storied edifices, such as you occasionally see in our older towns,--a rusty, crazy, creaky, dry-rotted, dingy, dark, and miserable old dungeon, with an arched window over the porch, and a little shop-door on one side, and a great, melancholy elm before it!
The Professor took the key, opened the creaky door, and standing back, politely, but quite unconsciously, motioned me to precede him.
Then Disko obliged with his second song, to an old-fashioned creaky tune, and all joined in the chorus.
An elderly man was at their heels scolding and directing in a creaky, sardonic voice.
Mr Verloc heard the creaky plank in the floor, and was content.
4 (-) The Importance Of Being Earnest (U) All- star version of creaky Oscar Wilde comedy.
THREE insomnia sufferers get the fright of their lives in a spooky mansion in Jan De Bont's creaky remake of THE HAUNTING (Universal Pictures Video, pounds 14.99)
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We apologise for any inconvenience caused." In June the 80% stateowned bank pledged a PS1billion overhaul after its creaky IT systems caused a series of problems in its consumer services over two years.