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creaking Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a squeaking sound
    • the creak of the floorboards gave him away
  2. verb make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    skreak; whine; screech; squeak; creak; screak.
    • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    • My car engine makes a whining noise

CReak"ing noun
  1. A harsh grating or squeaking sound, or the act of making such a sound.
    Start not at the creaking of the door. Longfellow.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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