Pronunciation: (krē'kē), [key]
—adj., creak•i•er, creak•i•est.
1. creaking or apt to creak: a creaky stairway.
2. run-down; dilapidated: a creaky shack.
3. Phonet.(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.
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