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creaky

[kree-kee] /ˈkri ki/
adjective, creakier, creakiest.
1.
creaking or apt to creak:
a creaky stairway.
2.
run-down; dilapidated:
a creaky shack.
3.
Phonetics. (of the voice) produced by vibration of a small portion of the vocal cords while the arytenoid cartilages are held together, with little breath being released; laryngealized.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; creak + -y1
Related forms
creakily, adverb
creakiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for creakily

creaky

adj.

1834, from creak + -y (2). Related: Creakily; creakiness.

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