creakily

creaky

[kree-kee]
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:
1825–35; creak + -y1

creakily, adverb
creakiness, noun
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creak (kriːk)
 
vb
1.  to make or cause to make a harsh squeaking sound
2.  (intr) to make such sounds while moving: the old car creaked along
 
n
3.  a harsh squeaking sound
 
[C14: variant of croak, of imitative origin]
 
'creaky
 
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'creakily
 
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'creakiness
 
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'creakingly
 
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