- Worn and broken down by hard use
- Having a rasping or grating sound
- Of or pertaining to arthritis
Synonyms: arthritic, rheumatic, rheumatoid, rheumy
Derived forms: creakiest, creakier
Quotations: Stanley Klein – It’s time to turn the Nassau party over to younger leadership. The party base is older, creaky and the arteries are getting harder for the heart to pump.
William Somerset – Lovers, nowadays, are much too middle-aged, and their joints are creaky.
Ruth Belmore – Aunty Rose climbed into the creaky old vehicle.
Rudyard Kipling – Then Disco obliged with his second song, to an old-fashioned creaky tune, and all joined in the chorus.
Frank L. Packard – The frame building was an old affair, and the floors therefore would be outrageously creaky.
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott – Then your father jumped up and walked hard on the creaky floor.
- Her voice was rough and creaky.
- The children are taking turns up and down the creaky stairs to bathe in the big tub and to wash their hairs.
- It’s huge, with a wood floor that is cracked and creaky and has a large circle painted in the middle.
- The walls spoke their own creaky language, the floors crackled, motors hummed somewhere, the humming almost human.
- We began to climb the creaky steps, which had not been waxed in a long time.
- As I walked, I built it back up with prayer, hung the door on its creaky hinges, nailed the floorboards down, and fitted the transoms.
- But that’s a dark and creaky thing that moves like a snail and smells of sour milk.
- I think it must be another building like the building, filled with long creaky corridors and shelves of pickled lizards and ox eyes.
- I sat in one of the creaky folding chairs and rested my head against the wall with my eyes closed.
- The stench of something dank, like mildew, bludgeoned my nostrils the moment someone opened the door that led down the creaky steps to the basement.
- The prospect of creaky floors and protesting boards was not a pleasant one.
- Since the building was of wood, I had to exercise great caution in moving about, so creaky were the boards.
- She answered disgusted, and pounded over the creaky floor to a cupboard out of which she took some dishes.
- The expression tickled him into a creaky, croaky sort of laugh.
- She heard him very distinctly on the creaky board at the head of the stairs, and her heart beat to suffocation.
- Tingling with excitement, she arrayed herself finally in the luxuriantly muffling black and gold splendor, and started cautiously down the long, creaky front stairs.
- Then, with his arm across my cringing shoulders, we fumbled our way down the long, creaky stairs.
- This is going to be a creaky day.
- They must have been exhausted, lame, besides, to judge from the creaky way they moved.
- There was always the scuffling of Merlin’s feet, and now and again the old man’s creaky voice rose in weird incantations.