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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Tending to creak.
  • adjective Shaky or infirm, as with age; decrepit.
  • adjective Linguistics Of or relating to a speech sound that is produced with the vocal cords loosely compressed, resulting in irregular, very low-pitched voicing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Creaking; apt to creak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Tending to creak
  • adjective Worn down by overuse; decrepit
  • adjective arthritic or rheumatic
  • adjective linguistics 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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