creaky

adjective \ ˈkrē-kē \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of creaky

creakier; creakiest
1 : marked by creaking : squeaky
  • creaky shoes
2 : showing signs of deterioration or decrepitude
  • a creaky old house
  • a creaky economy

creakily

play \ˈkrē-kə-lē\ adverb

creakiness

play \ˈkrē-kē-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

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First Known Use of creaky

1834


CREAKY Defined for English Language Learners

creaky

adjective

Definition of creaky for English Language Learners

  • : making a creaking sound

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


CREAKY Defined for Kids

creaky

adjective \ ˈkrē-kē \

Definition of creaky for Students

creakier; creakiest
: making or likely to make a long squeaking or scraping sound
  • creaky stairs


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