Creaky



[kree-kee] /ˈkri ki/

adjective, creakier, creakiest.
1.
or apt to :
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.
adj.

1834, from creak + -y (2). Related: Creakily; creakiness.

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