Definition of Creaking

1. Noun. A squeaking sound. "The creak of the floorboards gave him away"

Exact synonyms: Creak
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Creak, Creaky, Creak



Definition of Creaking

1. n. A harsh grating or squeaking sound, or the act of making such a sound.

Definition of Creaking

1. Verb. (present participle of creak) ¹

2. Noun. A noise that creaks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Creaking

1. creak [v] - See also: creak

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Creaking

crazyweeds
creable
creach
creachs
creagh
creaghs
creaght
creaghts
creak
creaked
creakier
creakiest
creakily
creakiness
creakinesses
creaking (current term)
creakingly
creakings
creaks
creaky
cream-colored courser
cream-of-tartar tree
cream cake
cream cakes
cream cheese
cream corn
cream cracker
cream crackered

Literary usage of Creaking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne (1903)
"... favorite gesture—A glance like the reveille of a trumpet—The creaking boots—"The muses are in the woods"—Emerson could not read Hawthorne—Typical versus ..."

2. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"... to the earth they threw; And with industrious wedge asunder clove Stout oak and odorous cedar, piling high Harvest of ash-trees on the creaking wain. ..."

3. The Works of W. E. Henley by William Ernest Henley, Robert Louis Stevenson (1908)
"LIFE in her creaking shoes Goes, and more formal grows, A round of calls and cues : Love blows as the wind blows. Blows ! ... in the quiet close As in the ..."

4. Fables of Aesop and Others by Aesop, Samuel Croxall (1831)
"The creaking Wheel. The coachman hearing one of the wheels of his coach creak, was surprised; but more especially when he perceived that it was the worst ..."

5. Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne (1903)
"... favorite gesture—A glance like the reveille of a trumpet—The creaking boots—"The muses are in the woods"—Emerson could not read Hawthorne—Typical versus ..."

6. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"... to the earth they threw; And with industrious wedge asunder clove Stout oak and odorous cedar, piling high Harvest of ash-trees on the creaking wain. ..."

7. The Works of W. E. Henley by William Ernest Henley, Robert Louis Stevenson (1908)
"LIFE in her creaking shoes Goes, and more formal grows, A round of calls and cues : Love blows as the wind blows. Blows ! ... in the quiet close As in the ..."

8. Fables of Aesop and Others by Aesop, Samuel Croxall (1831)
"The creaking Wheel. The coachman hearing one of the wheels of his coach creak, was surprised; but more especially when he perceived that it was the worst ..."

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