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English definition of “creaky”


adjective uk   /ˈkriː.ki/ us  
describes something that creaks: a creaky hinge/chair/bed creaky floorboardsDescribing qualities of sound UK describes something that is old-fashioned and not now effective: the creaky legal systemOld or old-fashionedThe elderly
adverb uk   /-kɪ.li/ us  
Describing qualities of sound
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Describing qualities of sound
(Definition of creaky from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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