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squeaky

[skwee-kee] /ˈskwi ki/
adjective, squeakier, squeakiest.
1.
squeaking; tending to squeak:
His squeaky shoes could be heard across the lobby.
Origin of squeaky
1860-1865
1860-65; squeak + -y1
Related forms
squeakily, adverb
squeakiness, noun
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  • "Ha—specimen genus cypripedium," came in a squeaky bark from the professor as he held me in his eye.

    The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott
  • His voice was squeaky and petulant, like that of a child who is suddenly forbidden a toy.

  • He was a small, freckle-faced youth, with a squeaky voice and ginger hair, and had only just come to sea.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • The ironwork was squeaky and broken, the breaks repaired with strings.

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo) Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • I can b'lieve anything of anyone wot talks in that squeaky voice.

    More William Richmal Crompton
Word Origin and History for squeaky
adj.

1862, from squeak (n.) + -y (2). Squeaky clean in figurative sense is from 1972, probably from advertisements for dishwashing liquid.

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