Creaky - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkriːki|  American pronunciation of the word creaky
Brit.  |ˈkriːki|  British pronunciation of the word creaky

adjective

- worn and broken down by hard use(syn: decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone)

a creaky shack

- having a rasping or grating sound(syn: screaky)

creaky stairs

- of or pertaining to arthritis(syn: arthritic, rheumatic, rheumatoid, rheumy)

my creaky old joints

Examples

The new governor promises to work to revive the state's creaky economy.

a computer system that is creaky with age

Word forms

adjective
comparative: creakier
superlative: creakiest
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