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
 
adj
 
'creakily
 
adv
 
'creakiness
 
n
 
'creakingly
 
adv

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Example sentences
For years pre-Code films were regarded as creaky antiques and largely neglected
  by studios.
Differences between ways of producing vowels, such as creaky voice or breathy
  voice.
Better communications would let troops act swiftly and with accurate
  intelligence, skirting creaky hierarchies.
On the creaky wooden floor is painted a large white circle quartered by a cross.
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