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creaky

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adjective \ˈkrē-kē\

Simple Definition of creaky

  • : making a creaking sound

  • : no longer working well : old and in bad condition

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of creaky

creakiercreakiest

  1. 1 :  marked by creaking :  squeaky <creaky shoes>

  2. 2 :  showing signs of deterioration or decrepitude <a creaky old house> <a creaky economy>

creakily play \-kə-lē\ adverb
creakiness play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of creaky in a sentence

  1. The new governor promises to work to revive the state's creaky economy.

  2. a computer system that is creaky with age



1834

First Known Use of creaky

1834


CREAKY Defined for Kids

creaky

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adjective \ˈkrē-kē\

Definition of creaky for Students

creakiercreakiest

  1. :  making or likely to make a long squeaking or scraping sound <creaky stairs>




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