from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to creak.
  • adj. Shaky or infirm, as with age; decrepit: creaky knee joints; a creaky regime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Tending to creak
  • adj. Worn down by overuse; decrepit
  • adj. arthritic or rheumatic
  • adj. Of or relating to a special kind of phonation in which the arytenoid cartilages in the larynx are drawn together, compressing the vocal folds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. worn down with age or use; in poor condition.
  • adj. producing a rasping or grating sound under some circumsatance.
  • adj. aching when flexed; -- of body parts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Creaking; apt to creak.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. worn and broken down by hard use
  • adj. having a rasping or grating sound
  • adj. of or pertaining to arthritis


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