Creaking Creak"ing, n. A harsh grating or squeaking sound, or the act of making such a sound. [1913 Webster]

Start not at the creaking of the door. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

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  • Creaking — Creak Creak (kr[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Creaked} (kr[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Creaking}.] [OE. creken, prob. of imitative origin; cf. E. crack, and. D. krieken to crackle, chirp.] To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • creaking — UK [ˈkriːkɪŋ] / US [ˈkrɪkɪŋ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms creaking : singular creaking plural creakings a creak …   English dictionary

  • creaking — creak|ing [ krikıŋ ] noun count or uncount a CREAK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • creaking — kriːk n. squeak, harsh grating noise v. squeak, make a harsh grating noise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • creaking — noun a squeaking sound (Freq. 1) the creak of the floorboards gave him away • Syn: ↑creak • Derivationally related forms: ↑creak, ↑creaky (for: ↑creak), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Creaking Pagoda — Coordinates: 59°42′49″N 30°23′13″E / 59.71361°N 30.38694°E / 59.71361; 30.38694 …   Wikipedia

  • a creaking door hangs longest — Usually said consolingly about, by, or to the infirm, though sometimes implying that a weak or faulty thing continues to be a nuisance the longest. Gate sometimes replaces door. 1776 T. COGAN John Buncle, Junior I. vi. They say a creaking gate… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • The Creaking Door — was an old time radio series of horror and suspense shows originating in South Africa. The Old Time Radio Researchers Group reports 42 extant episodes in MP3 circulation ( txt/The%20Creaking%20Door.txt). Yet no currently …   Wikipedia

  • Neck creaking — Neck creaking, also known as cracking neck, is a clicking sound being caused by movements of the neck. It can be a normal joint creacking, otherwise it can be caused by arthrosis. [1] [2] References ^ …   Wikipedia

  • strident — Creaking; grating; harsh sounding; denoting an auscultatory sound or rale. [L. stridens, pres. p. of strideo, to creak] …   Medical dictionary

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